The president of the Senate of the Dominican Republic, Eduardo Estrella, said here today that he was in favor of multilateralism as a way to face the great challenges of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Speaking at the VI Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), Estrella, on behalf of President Luis Abinader, congratulated Mexico for its work at the helm of the pro tempore presidency of the regional organization.
He also expressed that over the last two years, Covid-19 had a strong impact on his country, hence the proposal to create a fund that would serve to consolidate the national development of our nations and facilitate compliance with the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.
It is evident, he said, that the pandemic has an impact on the finances of nations and has caused the levels of indebtedness to grow, therefore “Dominican urges international financial institutions to improve credit conditions and through transparent and accessible mechanisms”.
On the other hand, he addressed the issue of the anti-Covid-19 vaccination in his country and expressed that they have made a great effort to advance in the vaccination of the entire population, something that has allowed tourism, one of the main engines of its development, to be in full recovery.
But he pointed out: “we must work to achieve equitable access to vaccines, this is a moral imperative of humanity, because we all get out of this pandemic together, or we will not get out”.
Finally, the President of the Senate reiterated his country’s concern for Haiti, a country significantly affected by political, social and economic problems, and more recently, by an earthquake that left part of that Caribbean nation devastated, and called on the region to strengthen its commitment to help it.