By Esteban Cabrera
New York: The Dominican consul established in the Big Apple, Agronomist Eligio Jáquez, thanked this Friday, August 25, for the critical visit made to the DR by a group of elected officials from the state of New York and the tri-state area of Dominican origin to several public institutions of the country and highlighted the essential achievements for the diaspora that have been achieved through various agreements.
“The commission of officials of Dominican origin, elected in NY and its neighborhoods, concluded their stay in the DR today with visits to the UASD, MIC and MIPIME, and Leche Rica. Thanks to Senators Luis Sepúlveda and Alexis Victoria Yep and Rusking Pimentel for organizing this very productive trip,” Jáquez wrote on his Twitter account.
Speaking exclusively to the media El Faro Latino and Elfaro.news, Consul Eligio Jáquez said that he and the ambassador of the Dominican Republic in Washington DC, Sonia Guzmán, had the official responsibility of accompanying the commission of officials on their visit to elected New Yorkers and from other latitudes of the United States.
He explained that there are countless achievements made by the commissions made up of US and Dominican legislators, in addition to the participation of officials from government institutions such as the Senate of the Dominican Republic, the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Mipymes (MICM) and the private company Leche Rica, among other institutions and personalities.
Eligio Jáquez reported that the president of the Senate, Ricardo De Los Santos, together with a commission of senators, received the commission of elected officials from the New York State Senate in the Multipurpose room of the Upper House, where it was agreed to strengthen relations bilateral, friendship and cooperation that come to enhance the development of the Dominican diaspora in NY and the US.
Eligio Jáquez also highlighted, among these achievements, both for the country, the business community and the Dominican community based in New York, the significant contribution of the homologation of the use of the Dominican driver’s license in the state of New York permanently, the Strengthening multiple socioeconomic activities of Dominicans residing in New York and New Yorkers who have investments in the Dominican Republic, commerce, education, health, and sustainable development.
The commission, which Consul Jáquez and Ambassador Guzmán accompanied, was made up of Senators Will Barcley, Leader of the Republican Minority in the New York State Assembly; Phil Ramos, Vice President of the New York Assembly; Assemblymembers Latoya Joyner, Maritza Dávila, Kenny Burgos, Manny De Los Santos, Al Taylor, Jaime Williams, Chantel Jackson, Jake Blumecranz, Councilwoman Athea Stevens; representatives of the New York Police, such as Dennis Rodríguez, William Rivera, Wilfrido Domínguez and Aquilino Gonell; Also, the judges of the Family Court, Bianka Pérez, Fiordaliza Rodríguez; Sammy Ravelo, member of the Dominican Veterans Association; Ramón Martínez, businessman and community leader; Eliezer Rodríguez, Robert Tejeda, Gabriela Tejeda and Rafael René Encarnación.
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