The information was provided by the U.S. Undersecretary of State.
More than 300,000 U.S. citizens reside permanently in the Dominican Republic. These figures were offered by the U.S. Undersecretary of State, Wendy R. Sherman, during her visit to the country last week.
The official also offered details on the number of American tourists who visit the country each year and highlighted the more than two million Dominicans who reside in her country.
“More than three million American tourists visit the Dominican Republic each year and more than 300,000 U.S. citizens live here permanently. We are committed to strengthening this deep connection and bolstering the tourism sector so that even more Americans can visit this amazing nation,” Sherman wrote on his Twitter account.
He expressed that during his visit he met with those in charge of recruiting baseball players from the Dominican Republic for Major League Baseball teams.
“In fact, 11% of U.S. baseball players in the Major Leagues are from the Dominican Republic. There are stadiums all over the place and young players are preparing for what they know will be their prime time on a team someday,” Sherman said.
Prior to her departure from the country, the undersecretary visited the Colonial Zone, where she met with Mayor Carolina Mejía and made an invitation to get to know the Dominican Republic.
“I urge everyone to get to know this vibrant and energetic democracy that is such a strong and exceptional partner for the United States of America,” concluded Sherman.
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