The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roberto Álvarez, and the vice-president of the Board of Directors of Propane and Derivatives (Propagas), Rosa Bonetti, signed a memorandum of understanding to promote Dominican gastronomy through embassies, permanent missions and consulates accredited abroad.
MIREX and Propagas will collaborate in the edition and diffusion of the book “Sabor, color y calor para el mundo” (Flavor, color and warmth for the world), with the interest of promoting Dominican gastronomy and projecting a positive image of the country abroad.
Foreign Minister Roberto Álvarez said that “this effort of gastronomic diplomacy is in line with our mission to make known, beyond our borders, the versatility of Dominican cuisine, a true Country Brand”.
Rosa Bonetti expressed that “I am sure that with the fruit of our efforts, the book Sabor, color y calor para el mundo will be a source of inspiration for future generations, a tribute to our gastronomy, a gift for all those who seek to know more about the Dominican Republic, and an expression of gratitude to all Dominicans who have contributed to making our gastronomy a national treasure”.
Present at the activity were the Vice Minister for Dominican Communities Abroad, Carlos de la Mota; directors of MIREX; officials of the Directorate of Specialized Diplomacy, representing its director, María Alejandra Castillo; and as a special guest, Gabriel Atiles Bidó, executive director of the Dominican Academy of Gastronomy.
Ms. Rosa Bonetti was accompanied by Olga García, Market Director of Propgas, on behalf of Propgas.