Economy December 5, 2018 | 4:02 pm

Medina meets with head of US govt. financial agency

Ray W. Washburne, Danilo Medina, Robin S. Bernstein, Robert Copley.

Santo Domingo.- President Danilo Medina on Wed. met in the National Palace with Ray W. Washburne, president of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a US govt. agency that helps American companies invest in emerging markets.

Created in 1971 the OPIC provides financial products, political risk insurance and investment funds and has made investments in the energy sector in several countries this year.

It also provides means to manage risks associated with foreign direct investment, promotes development in emerging countries promotes US foreign policy and national security priorities.

US ambassador Robin S. Bernstein and American embassy diplomats also accompanied Washburne.

The US officials in the meeting:

Katherine Beamer, counselor for Political and Economic Affairs of the Embassy of the United States.

María Elena Portorreal, commercial specialist of the United States Embassy.

Liana Coste Gatón, analyst of Economic Policy of the Embassy of the United States.

John Deaver Alexander III, OPIC senior adviser.

Kary Hintz-Tate, Acting Director of the Office of Economic Policy Coordination of Summits of the State Dept.

Forrest E. Hoglund, CEO of Seaone Maritime Corp.

Katherine Beamer, counselor for Political and Economic Affairs of the Embassy of the United States.

María Elena Portorreal, commercial specialist of the United States Embassy.

Liana Coste Gatón, analyst of Economic Policy of the Embassy of the United States.

John Deaver Alexander III, OPIC senior adviser.

Kary Hintz-Tate, Acting Director of the Office of Economic Policy Coordination of Summits of the State Dept.

Forrest E. Hoglund, CEO of Seaone Maritime Corp.

 

Among the officials who accompanied Medina figured administrative minister, José Ramón Peralta and Presidency chief of staff, Gustavo Montalvo.

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