President Luis Abinader met on Tuesday, 19 September 2023 with the Commissioner of Major League Baseball (MLB), Rob Manfred in New York City in an effort to strengthen ties, and discuss important issues related to the baseball industry in the Dominican Republic.
MLB Deputy Commissioner Dan Hallem; the MLB vice president Jorge Pérez-Díaz; the director of the Office in the Dominican Republic, Yerik Pérez, and the Investigations manager Nelson Tejada accompanied Commissioner Manfred during the meeting with President Abinader.
The Presidency reported that the meeting served as a space to focus on key issues, reaffirm the Dominican government’s commitment to support the development and growth of baseball in the country and strengthen the relationship with the MLB.
President Abinader expressed his interest in continuing to collaborate with the MLB to promote baseball in the Dominican Republic. He highlighted the importance of this industry for sports and the economy of the Dominican Republic.
Commissioner Manfred would thank the President for the commitment and hospitality of the Dominican government. He spoke of looking forward to continuing to work together for the benefit of young Dominican talents and the development of baseball in the Caribbean nation.
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20 September 2023