Santo Domingo.- The XIV Ibero-American Business Meeting began this Thursday in Santo Domingo with discussions on sustainability for business development and commitment to investment, two of the main axes of the event, as an official activity of the XXVIII Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government.
The inaugural session of the meeting was headed by the Vice President of the Dominican Republic, Raquel Peña, who expressed, on behalf of the Dominican Government and President Luis Abinader, the great honor it represents to welcome them to this Fourteenth Ibero-American Business Meeting, which is the gateway to innovative proposals that reach the decision makers of the countries represented in this conclave.
The official said that the Summit of Heads of State and these Business Meetings should be used to welcome the model of openness to international trade, dialogue between nations, and the search for joint solutions as a way to successfully overcome the global contradictions that threaten our evolution towards development.
“It is our wish that the meeting become a true instrument of collaboration that promotes prosperity and business development in Ibero-America and that this translates into well-being for all citizens of a fairer Ibero-America,” the vice president specified.
On his side, the president of the National Council of Private Enterprise (CONEP) of the Dominican Republic, Celso Juan Marranzini, highlighted the significance of being the host organization of this important meeting that unites them in the shared desire to forge a more prosperous region. , fair and sustainable.
“Today, from Santo Domingo, Primada de América, we show the world the potential of an Ibero-America that recognizes that there are more things that unite us than those that separate us. We give a strong signal in favor of the development of our countries, defending the private initiative and the freedom of enterprise”, he affirmed.
Marranzini also highlighted the role of the private sector in the country’s growth, which occurred in an environment of unprecedented political, economic, and social stability over the last six decades.
“It is up to us, as businessmen, to support the consolidation of democracy because in it the private initiative is expressed and manifests itself as another face of the freedoms that only in it we can achieve. Many factors affect the way we do business these days. To be successful, going forward, an additional dose of innovation and resilience will be required”, highlighted Marranzini.