Dutch Kingdom signs MoU with the Dominican Republic
SANTO DOMINGO – The Minister of Economic Development Eugene Rhuggenaath signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Dominican Republic that will be materialized over several areas of cooperation, including commerce, education, health, regional security, trans-shipment and tourism.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Miguel Vargas signed the MOU on behalf of the Dominican Republic. The signing comes after three years of discussions. The Dutch Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Marijke van Druinen-Littel signed for the Netherlands and Aruba.
This MOU is the initiative of the President of the Dominican Republic Danilo Medina.
The MOU also has provision for technical and political consultations to ensure momentum is kept in developing protocols to give content to the signed document.
This agreement ratifies the extensive relation that exists between the people of the Dominican Republic and the Dutch Kingdom. According to Minister Rhuggenaath, in the historic archives, they found that since 1516 there has been labor migration between Curaçao, Aruba and the former Hispaniola (now the Dominican Republic and Haiti). “And now 500 years later we once again renew our good diplomatic and economical ties between our countries.”