US Envoy lays out a plan, explains hasty recall
Santo Domingo.- United States ambassador, Robin Bernstein, said Thursday that she will work to strengthen bilateral cooperation in education, citizen security, trade and preparedness for natural disasters.
At her welcoming reception in the US Embassy, Bernstein said she shares Dominicans’ family values and faith, and noted that both nations’ “unique history and relationship.”
She the two nations must work together to make the most of the opportunities that abound on the island. “Trade creates wealth, offers jobs and improves the lives of people here and in the United States. It offers opportunities for education and to build even more on the close ties that we already enjoy.”
“It was a strong gesture on the part of my government that underscores the seriousness with which we take the events of this hemisphere,” the diplomat said of her hasty recall to Washington just hours after presenting her credentials to president Danilo Medina.
She said his conversation focused on what the United States can do to support strong, independent and democratic institutions and economies in the region, to promote transparency and compliance with the law. “The reality is that our relationship with this region has matured.”