President Luis Abinader arrived at 12:40 noon this Wednesday in Washington, the capital of the United States, where he will hold a meeting on Thursday with Vice President Kamala Harris and other personalities of the American society.
The Dominican President was received at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) by the Dominican Ambassador to Washington, Sonia Guzman and part of the State Department staff.
The President departed this morning from the terminal of the San Isidro Air Base, where he was seen off by the Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Carlos Luciano Díaz Morfa and the Commander General of the Dominican Republic Air Force, Carlos Ramón Febrillet Rodríguez.
Also, Mauricio Ludovino Fernández García, the deputy commander of the Air Force; the commander of the San Isidro Air Base, Brigadier General Rafael Acosta Sena; the commander of the Presidential Guard, Brigadier General Guillermo Caro Cruz and Brigadier General Rafael Santiago Castellano Dotel.
Accompanying the President on his trip are the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roberto Álvarez; his assistants, Eilyn Beltrán and Lourdes Herrera; as well as members of his security team, headed by the head of the Presidential Security Corps (CUSEP), Brigadier General Jimmy Arias Grullón.
President Abinader’s Agenda in Washington D. C.
During his stay in Washington, the Dominican head of state will hold a meeting on Wednesday on Capitol Hill with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, at 1:45 pm.
Later, he is scheduled to meet with the president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Mauricio Claver-Carone.
Meeting with Congressmen
President Luis Abinader will be received on Thursday by members of the U.S. Congress at the Capitol, an activity organized by the Dominican congressman, Adriano Espaillat. The meeting is scheduled for ten o’clock in the morning.
Later, President Luis Abinader and the Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, will hold a meeting scheduled for 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at Blair House, the official residence for guests of the President of the United States.
In addition, the President has scheduled other meetings with Senator Bob Menendez, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the U.S. Congress, and with Samantha Power, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
He also met with Juan González, Special Assistant to the President and Director for the Western Hemisphere of the National Security Council, and Philip Gordon, Special Assistant to U.S. President Joe Biden and National Security Advisor to Vice President Kamala Harris.
President Luis Abinader will return to the country on Thursday night.