Omar Fernandez visits Puerto Rico and asks legislators to support Dominican visa petition

The deputy of Fuerza del Pueblo, Omar Fernández, made a series of visits to the leadership of Puerto Rico with a view to strengthening relations between the two brotherly peoples.

Before the leaders of the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico, he asked to join the initiative to open doors to qualified Dominican labor through temporary H-2B work visas, proposed by the Resident Commissioner of the Island before the United States Congress, Jennifer González, in view of the state economic stimulus focused on the economic reactivation of the island, in areas such as construction and agriculture.

Likewise, Fernández proposed to maximize the opportunities offered by the DR-Cafta treaty so that the flow of foreign investments can increase in both countries, enhancing qualities such as political stability and legal security, both in Puerto Rico, as a territory of the United States, as well as in the Dominican Republic, according to a press release.

Acting Governor and Secretary of State of Puerto Rico, Omar Marrero, spoke with the Dominican congressman on the aforementioned issues and reiterated his commitment to expand trade between the two islands.

During his trip, the Dominican legislator discussed issues of common interest with the president of the Senate and of the Popular Democratic Party, José Luis Dalmau Santiago.

Fernández was also received by the vice-president of the House of Representatives, José Conny Varela, and the mayor of San Juan, Miguel Romero.

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The Mayor of the Capital of Puerto Rico extended an invitation to Congressman Omar Fernández to attend the commemorative events of the 500th anniversary of the founding of the city of San Juan.

“I appreciate the honor that our friend Miguel Romero, Mayor of the Capital of Puerto Rico, is doing us to accompany you in the historic celebration of the 500th anniversary of San Juan,” concluded Omar Fernández from Puerto Rico.

The Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Central America and the Dominican Republic (DR-Cafta) is an agreement signed between the United States, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic in 2004. DR-Cafta began in the Dominican Republic one year after it began in the other countries.

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