President Luis Abinader met with US Vice President Kamala Harris in Washington, DC on Thursday, 15 September 2022. The meeting was a follow up to several issues discussed during the Los Angeles Summit on 9 June 2022.
The meeting began at 12:30 noon and concluded around 3pm and was attended by Caribbean Community and Common Market (Caricom) members and the Dominican Minister of Foreign Relations Roberto Álvarez.
The Presidency reported that in the morning, President Abinader had met with the leader of the Democrats in the Senate, Charles Ellis Schumer, who showed great interest in Dominican domestic politics, Dominicans in the United States and the problems in Haiti.
He also held a meeting with more than 30 United States congress members to whom he made a detailed presentation to share details on the present situation in Haiti and the importance of international aid to the neighboring country.
This meeting was coordinated by the New York representative of Dominican origin, Adriano Espaillat, and was attended by Ambassador Sonia Guzman and Jose Singer, Foreign Policy Advisor to the Executive Branch.
President Abinader returned to the Dominican Republic that evening. He was scheduled to travel to the United States on Monday, for attending the UN General Assembly, but postponed the trip for Tuesday due to Hurricane Fiona. He is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, 21 September at the UN General Assembly.
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19 September 2022