New Dominican ambassador to Jamaica presents her letters of credence

Diplomat and international lawyer, Angie Martinez, presented Letters of Credence to the Chancellor and the Governor General of Jamaica, which formally accredits her as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Dominican Republic to Jamaica.

Martinez marks a historic milestone by becoming the first woman and person to present Copia de Estilo at Jamaica’s new Ministry of Foreign Affairs building, and the first woman to be sent by the Dominican government in over a decade.

Martinez presented Copies of Style to Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honorable Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, with whom she held a substantive meeting during which they discussed the most important aspects of bilateral relations.

Minister Johnson sent messages of support to her counterpart, Foreign Minister Roberto Alvarez, and said she saw great potential in relations with the Dominican Republic, expressing interest in issues such as multi-destination tourism, connectivity, air services and trade.

Both assured that their governments would work hand in hand in greater cooperation, in greater integration with the Caribbean and in facing together the most urgent challenges of the region.

The diplomat was then escorted to King House, the official residence of the Governor General of Jamaica, representative of the Queen of England, Her Majesty Elizabeth II, where she presented her Letters of Credence to His Excellency, the Right Honorable Sir Patrick Linton Allen, Governor General of Jamaica. Patrick Linton Allen, Governor General of Jamaica, to whom he conveyed messages of friendship from the Dominican government, in the person of its president, His Excellency, Luis Abinader.

The Governor had a pleasant conversation with the Ambassador and confessed to be a great admirer of the Dominican Republic and Punta Cana.

For her part, the diplomat praised the goodness of Jamaica and said that her government is committed to unite, even more, the excellent ties of friendship between the two peoples. Both agreed on the importance of promoting cooperation in multiple areas, such as education, language exchange, cultural integration, music, sports, tourism, among others.

Angie Martinez is an international lawyer and career diplomat with more than 17 years of service characterized by results and excellence in her work.

Graduated with honors from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo and from prestigious universities in Europe, she has master’s and doctoral degrees from the Sorbonne University, the Institute of Political Studies of Paris (Science PO), the Ortega y Gasset University Institute and the Complutense University of Madrid. She is a specialist in human rights and a visiting professor at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid.

In her service record, she has been in charge of negotiating important academic cooperation agreements with universities in Europe and the United States, thanks to which tens of thousands of Dominican students of limited resources have been able to obtain their masters and doctorate degrees.

The Dominican diplomat has held positions at the Dominican Embassies in Madrid, Paris, the United Nations Mission in Geneva, and more recently at the Dominican Embassy in the United States of America.

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