Leonel Fernández to United States and Cartagena Summit

He will leave the country tomorrow

President Leonel Fernandez will leave the country tomorrow to take part in the debate on financial speculation, a resolution approved by the United Nations, at the initiative of the Dominican president.

The world agency approved the resolution on 22 December of last year, and it was delivered to President Fernandez on 27 December during a ceremony carried out in the Presidential Palace by Ambassador Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, the president of the 66th UN General Assembly.

In a communiqué it was reported that Fernandez would also take part in the VI Las Americas Summit in Cartagena, Colombia on the 14th and 15th of this month. There, he will take part in the regional event to be held in the Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala Convention Center and will hold meetings and work sessions with chiefs of State and ministers of Foreign Relations.

The President will begin his trip in the city of New York, where, on 11 April he will take part in a high level debate on the issue of the volatility of prices on the oil and mercantile exchanges in the United Nations. The activity is scheduled to begin at 9:30 in the morning at the United Nations Headquarters.

Later, the Chief of State will take part in a panel on Financial Investments in the Futures Markets: Motivations, Mechanisms and Impact, which is scheduled to begin at 10:30 in the morning.

On Sunday, 15 April he is scheduled to sign the Cartagena Declaration, before returning to Santo Domingo arriving at Las Americas Airport at 6:25pm.

The theme of the 6th Summit is “Connecting the Americas: Partners for Prosperity”, which focuses on the role of physical integration and regional cooperation as a means to achieve greater levels of development and to overcome the hemisphere’s challenges in several key areas including poverty and inequalities, citizen security, disasters and access to technologies. The Summit, which occurs every three years, offers the opportunity for countries to jointly define a hemispheric agenda at the highest level to address urgent challenges and propel positive change.

Dominican Republic Live, from DL, 09.04.12, 5pm

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