The Minister of Tourism, David Collado, held a meeting last Friday in Washington, D.C., with the Secretary of Transportation of the United States, Peter Buttigieg, and an extended commission of his team, to discuss the air connectivity of Dominican airlines in the United States, with a view to achieving the Open Skies agreement.
Secretary Buttigieg expressed his satisfaction in working with the Dominican Republic on aviation issues and seeking agreements where both countries will benefit, explains the Ministry of Tourism (Mitur) in a press release.
Collado said that for the Tourism Cabinet, headed by President Luis Abinader, it is a priority to strengthen the air connectivity of Dominican airlines so that they can have equal conditions with their U.S. counterparts.
They highlighted that three million Americans visit the Dominican Republic each year and more than 2.3 million Dominicans live in the United States.
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Collado said that he also took advantage of the occasion to present him with a book by Fray Antón de Montesinos, which explains the importance of this monument for the history of the country, for being the place where the first cry in favor of Human Rights in the New World was given.
The Secretary also presented the Dominican officials with a gift of candies made from the fruit known as the Indiana Ruby. The Secretary was mayor of South Bend, Indiana, between 2012 and 2020.