The Vice President of the DR, Raquel Peña, arrived in the country on Thursday night, after completing her work agenda at the 54th edition of the Davos Forum, organized by the World Economic Forum.
Her itinerary included her participation in the panel “A key moment for Latin America”, together with the President of Colombia, Gustavo Petro; the Foreign Minister of Ecuador, Gabriela Sommerfeld; the President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Ilan Goldfajn and the Argentine energy industry businessman, Marcos Bulgheroni.
At the event, Raquel Peña shared some of the most important strategies implemented by the Dominican government to guarantee economic and social stability, attract investments and promote the development of the nation.
During the international event, which brought together representatives of governments, major international organizations, companies and leaders from different sectors, the Vice President held several meetings, including a meeting with Klaus Schwab, founder and executive president of the World Economic Forum, and Hilde Schwab, co-founder and president of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship; as well as the Executive Vice President of Government Affairs of Salesforce, Eric Loeb; the CEO of the multinational energy company AES Corporation, Andrés Gluski; the global partner of the consulting firm McKinsey, Bob Sternfels, among others.
Also, with a view to further strengthening international cooperation and the exchange of successful experiences, Raquel Peña participated in the “Dialogue between women political leaders: AI and political leadership: obstacles and possibilities”, which delved into the interaction between artificial intelligence and political leadership, with special attention to viable strategies and effective use of AI to address the challenges for women to assume political seats.
Similarly, the vice president attended the session “Addressing the North-South Schism,” which was also joined by personalities such as Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Mark Rutte, prime minister of the Netherlands; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), among other personalities.
The Vice President left for Davos last Monday with the objective of projecting and giving continuity to the issues addressed with regional leaders in the Davos 2023 edition, as well as to expand and strengthen the ties of the DR with other countries, and with business and economic personalities who consider the country as a favorable destination for their investments.
Upon her return to the country, Raquel Peña will immediately resume her responsibilities as vice-president, which include once again presiding over the Health Cabinet, as ordered by the head of state, Luis Abinader, through Decree 36-24, issued last Wednesday.