Pedernales tourism and agricultural products in the sights of the Qatari delegation

The Qatari commission visiting the Dominican Republic traveled to Pedernales to directly visualize the ambitious tourism project that the Government has in that region, where it intends to invest more than US$1.3 billion.

The visit to this distant southern town was made on Thursday morning by a part of the 12-person delegation that has been in the Dominican Republic since Tuesday. Tomorrow, Friday, they will be given a presentation of the project.

On Thursday afternoon, the President of the Republic, Luis Abinader, received at the Palace the multisectoral team, headed by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Soltan bin Saad Al-Muraikhi. Previously, the Vice President and other officials offered them a dinner at the same Government House.

“We hope that concrete projects will come out of this meeting”, said Dominican Foreign Minister Roberto Alvarez after seeing the delegation off from the Palace. He considered that the fact that the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, has sent such a large delegation, “is a good sign of Qatar’s interest in the Dominican Republic”, which, in his opinion, is due to the economic stability, the Government and the location.

During their stay in the country, the local ministers of Industry and Commerce, Energy and Mines, Agriculture, the direction of Pro Dominicana and Civil Aviation have made presentations with the idea of attracting visitors from the Middle East to invest in the country.

Of these areas, the area of agriculture could have the possibility of closing agreements. As the country stands out in the production of greenhouse products, “so there is a great possibility that the Dominican Republic is supplying Qatar with these products which are essential for them”, said Chancellor Alvarez.

The delegation also included a representative of Qatar Airways Company, since Abinader’s objective is for the country to become a Qatari air hub in the Americas.

The delegation also included Issa bin Mohammed Al Mannai, director of American Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Yaser Awad Al-Abdulla, acting Charg√© d’Affaires of the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Santo Domingo; Salman Nabet Al Khulaifi, president of the Department of South America and the Caribbean at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

They left the country in the afternoon of Friday, January 28.

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