The meeting was held with the objective of monitoring the performance and analyzing the degree of progress in the execution of the projects, with a view to efficiently programming future cooperation, as well as agreeing on possible adjustments required for the consolidation and positive conclusion of the aforementioned collaboration framework, highlighting that the percentage of execution of the bilateral program corresponds to 76% of execution.
The Governments of the Dominican Republic and Ecuador held the mid-term meeting of the projects agreed upon at the V Meeting of the Joint Commission for Technical and Scientific Cooperation 2022- 2024, which include five initiatives in the prioritized sectors such as institutional strengthening, agriculture, livestock, housing and education.
The meeting was held with the objective of monitoring the performance and analyzing the degree of progress in the execution of the projects, with a view to efficiently program future cooperation, as well as to socialize possible adjustments required for the consolidation and positive conclusion of the aforementioned collaboration framework, highlighting that the percentage of execution of the bilateral program corresponds to 76% of execution.
Among the projects requested by the Republic of Ecuador, they pointed out the 100% execution of the project for Training in Agricultural Production Systems in Mountain Areas for Agricultural and Forestry Technicians, related to the “Integral Project for Agro-productive Diversification and Agricultural Reconversion PIDARA” and the Awana English Learning Program (AELP) initiative, which is 90% executed.
They also indicated the 100% execution of the two-way project for the exchange of experiences between the Dominican Republic and Ecuador on relevant planning issues, basing our country on the National Development Strategy 2030, which leads this Ministry of Economy, aspects of long-term planning and planning system have been strengthened in both nations and progress and challenges were presented).
In the case of projects in demand from the Dominican Republic to Ecuador, 41.6% of the initiative for the construction of the Rural Family Traffic Light by the Management System of the Agricultural and Livestock Sector Office for Women (OSAM) of the Ministry of Agriculture focused on rural women in the Dominican Republic, and 50% of the project to develop a Community Survey Strategy “Readecuo mi Casa” (Readecuo my House).
In this regard, both delegations highlighted the cordial atmosphere in which the sessions were held, and expressed their commitment to continue implementing the activities contemplated in the agreed program.
They also highlighted the excellent bilateral relationship and the evident interest, commitment and willingness of both countries to carry out cooperation actions. Likewise, they pointed out the excellent results obtained in the implementation of technical and scientific cooperation, which shows the sustainability of the projects and their multiplying effect for the benefit of both peoples.
The Vice Minister of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development, Olaya Dotel, while leading the meeting, said that the efforts of both States are aimed at contributing with capacities and successful experiences, the processes that bring transcendental changes.
He said that the meeting is of special relevance for the Ministry of Economy, in which the execution of the current cooperation program is presented, which strengthens the bonds of solidarity and friendship with the Ecuadorians, constituting a substantive contribution for the development and institutional strengthening within the framework of diplomatic relations and cooperation in the technical and scientific fields.
The delegations reiterated their commitment to strengthen the follow-up and evaluation mechanisms that will allow them to accompany in good measure the efforts of the executing institutions of both parties, within the framework of the development of these projects; for which the continuous support and follow-up is crucial for this purpose.
Also participating in the hybrid meeting were H.E. Milady Cuello de Cabral, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic in Ecuador; Diego Tituaña Matango, Chargé d’Affaires A.I. of the Embassy of Ecuador in the country; Nancy Ampudia Pinargote, Director and Teresa Morales Neira, specialist of Bi-Multilateral and South-South International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador.
The Ecuadorian delegation also included representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, the National Planning Secretariat, the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing and the Secretariat for the Management and Development of Peoples and Nationalities.
Also participating were Paula Disla, Vice Minister of International Relations of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology; as well as representatives of the Ministries of Economy, Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Supérate and ISA University.