Economy May 15, 2018 | 11:53 am

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After Qatar, Dominicans can also visit Brazil without a visa

Miguel Vargas Marcos Bezerra Abbott Galvão

Brasilia.- Foreign minister Miguel Vargas, on Monday signed six agreements with Brazil counterpart Marcos Bezerra Abbott Galvão, which includes the suppression of tourism and business visas.

The agreements also call for the mechanism of policy consultations on air services, cooperation in trade and investment and cooperation on matters of Defense.

Vargas said the agreement seeks to strengthen collaboration between the two countries. “This meeting demonstrates the value and commitment that both countries give to our bilateral relationship to continue to grow closer in a framework of mutual respect and collaboration.”

He also hailed Brasilia’s support for Santo Domingo’s bid for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council

Vargas promised to promote a dialogue between the Central American Integration System (SICA) and the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR), to strengthen political and economic cooperation between the two regional blocs.

The agreements were signed in a ceremony at Itamaraty Palace as part of Vargas’ agenda, which includes meetings with representatives of various sectors of Brazilian society.


The announcement comes just one week after a similar agreement on visas was reached between Dominican Republic ad Qatar.

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