Economy July 2, 2015 | 12:10 pm

Brazil says cooperation with Dominican Republic a priority

Santo Domingo.- The government of Brazil on Thursday said cooperation with Dominican Republic is a priority, with funds for technical support to more than 10 projects concluded or underway in education, planning, health, meteorology, safety and environment and equipment for industrial textile workshop started on June 24 in the village of Consuelo, San Pedro (east).

Brazil Cooperation Agency (ABC) director Fernando Marroni made the announcement to the Dominican delegation at the close the Economy Ministry’s 2nd Technical Cooperation Workshop held in the capital

Marroni noted that for diversity, the number of institutions involved in the projects and the results "are an indicator of Brazil gives priority to cooperation with Dominican Republic".

He said Brasilia’s bilateral aid program for the Dominican Republic is a "textbook example" of South-South cooperation, of what countries can achieve in developing cooperation “which differs from conditionality North-South, from developed countries.”

In a statement by the Economy Ministry, Marroni said besides a model of cooperation, the bilateral assistance program has the political will, articulation and close coordination between the institutions of the two countries and noted the conclusion of four projects from 2013 to 2015.

Economy deputy minister Inocencio Garcia, Dominican ambassador in Brazi Alejandro Zarzuela, Brazil ambassador Marcus José Vinicius de Souza and ABC Latin America and Caribbean manager Maria Augusta Montalvo also attended the meeting.

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