The Sixth Annual Dominican Encounter in the Capitol, a landmark event that has become a cornerstone in celebrating the contributions of the Dominican diaspora, was once again highlighted by Consul Eligio Jaquez’s poignant remarks on the community’s impact.
In the heart of Washington DC, Engineer Eligio Jaquez, the Consul General of the Dominican Republic in New York, took the stage following the warm welcome by Alfredo Pacheco, President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic. He expressed gratitude towards Dominican-origin Congressman Adriano Espaillat, the driving force behind the’ Annual Dominican Encounter in the Capitol’ now celebrating its sixth year.
“I want to congratulate Congressman Adriano Espaillat, who has taken the initiative to gather representatives of various organizations from the growing Dominican community on this stage. It is a great honor to participate and accept the invitation to this platform legitimized from the Capitol in Washington, a symbol of this country’s outstanding leadership. Dominicans have contributed their grain of sand to the composition of this vital economy.
Eligio Jáquez extended greetings to the Dominican Consul General from the state of New Jersey, Ángel Pichardo, who was also present, and to all the distinguished members of the Dominican diaspora who attended the significant event of great significance in the United States.
After being introduced by Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Eligio Jáquez highlighted the Dominican diaspora’s active participation in the United States’ economic development.
“It is impressive to see many Dominicans gather at this event every year, speaking loudly and joyfully, embracing, sharing, taking photos, and doing many things that Dominicans love. So in this place, which is the place, the Capitol, which legitimizes the march of the first nation in the world,” Eligio expressed.
“Hundreds of Dominicans invited by the tireless Congressman Adriano Espaillat filled a large hall in the Capitol of Washington to carry out the 6th edition of ‘Dominican On the Hill.’ Several presentations were made by art, sports, and culture leaders,” wrote Eligio Jáquez on his X account after participating in the crowded event.