Biviana Riveiro Disla, executive director of the Dominican Republic Export and Investment Center (ProDominicana), and Dominican Ambassador Georges Bahsa inaugurated the commercial representation office of the Dominican Republic at the Dominican Embassy in Qatar, whose designated representative is Alexander Sarante.
Riveiro was optimistic with the inauguration of this commercial section to continue opening export and investment opportunities with Qatar, a country with which there are 15 years of diplomatic relations.
“Just a year ago the first mission was carried out to present business opportunities in the framework of the celebration of Dominican Week. In the month of March 2022, we participated as a country in the Trade Fair Exhibition for the industrial agricultural sector called ‘AgriteQ’ and we are already beginning to see the concrete results of these efforts,” Riveiro said.
He added: “Dominican exports were zero, and today we are experiencing growth of 13,062 percent. Products exhibiting significant year-on-year growth are ‘Puros’ cigars, jewelry, rum, beauty products, coffee, textiles, macadamia, among others”.
The Dominican ambassador in Qatar pointed out the ample investment opportunities, as well as the efforts deployed by the embassy to place Dominican products of high quality for a market of great purchasing power and to improve the logistical conditions that allow the enhancement of different sectors.
“As an ambassador with knowledge of this region, I am committed to strengthening existing relations, taking advantage of the interest shown by the Qatari authorities, who have visited the Dominican Republic for the first time on two occasions this year. I must also recognize the openness of the public and private sectors to invest in our nation in sectors such as tourism, real estate, energy, infrastructure, free zones, among others,” he said.
Finally, Riveiro said that the opening of this commercial section responds to the Trade Promotion Plan that has been implemented with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of the measures and actions foreseen in the National Plan for the Promotion of Exports and the second axis of the Government’s foreign policy.
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