Ambassadors from Latin America and the Caribbean elected writer and representative of the Dominican Republic in Nicaragua Roberto Marcallé Abreu as president of GRULAC (Group of Ambassadors from Latin America and the Caribbean) at their last extraordinary session held on January 25 of this year.
Ambassadors representing El Salvador and Colombia were also elected as treasurer and secretary of the entity.
In his acceptance speech, Marcallé Abreu said he felt moved and thanked his election for “having been granted the opportunity to serve the positive purposes of the diplomatic community appointed in this beautiful country that is Nicaragua”.
“I allow myself with your consent to say a few words to express the gratitude of the Dominican Republic and our President Luis Abinader, as well as the Dominican people and myself for this election,” he said.
Marcallé Abreu recalled that “I arrived in Managua in 2021. Those were difficult and worrying days when the pandemic was wreaking havoc all over the world and moving to any destination was a real calamity, due to the transfers and the long and exhausting waits, in addition to the complicated checks at the airports”.
He added that “a few days after presenting the letters of style before the Chancellor of the State of Nicaragua Dennis Moncada, I was invited to participate in the GRULAC meeting held at the beautiful residence of the Ambassador of Panama, José Martínez, who introduced us to the other members of the institution”.
“On the occasion I exhausted a turn to speak to those present about Dominican President Luis Abinader, his programs and plans, his remarkable sensitivity and human quality and his interest in strengthening diplomatic ties with other nations aware of the fact that we all need each other and the more united we work, the greater the benefits will be to increase employment, tourism and promote our exports for the benefit of our citizens” he said.
“After two years and months of being in Nicaragua, I must say that we have made many achievements in different areas. But the main one of these is a greater rapprochement with the nations you represent and many others, which for us has been a gigantic gain in all areas, for which we are deeply grateful,” he said.
He expressed that he had to offer a very special congratulations to the Government of Nicaragua for the kind, distinguished, respectful and supportive treatment it has given us since our arrival to this country that we admire both for the great human quality of its people and for the infinite beauty that can be appreciated everywhere, as well as for the tireless work of the Nicaraguan State, always concerned about the needs of its population and for raising its standards of living, development and progress”.
He promised to continue strengthening ties and said that this appointment as president of GRULAC “represents a true honor for the Dominican Republic, for our president Luis Abinader, for our people and for me personally, as well as for all my family, friends and acquaintances”.
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