Local May 31, 2012 | 12:09 pm

Dominican president-elect, Ecuador leader talk regional intergration

Santo Domingo.- Dominican president-elect Danilo Medina spoke by phone Wednesday with Ecuador president Rafael Correa on regional integration and foreign policy, say sources in his team.

Medina, of the ruling PLD party and who’ll take office August 16, also received a letter from Suriname president Désiré Delano Bouterse.

The president-elect and Correa agreed on the importance that the new Dominican administrating "continue the country’s policy in promoting Latin American integration."

In a statement, Medina said his administration will develop a strong foreign policy based on diplomatic and trade ties with the region’s countries.

The note adds that Chile president Sebastian Piñera contacted Medina last weekend and suggested continuing with the "fruitful" bilateral agenda of both countries, including the commitment to solidarity with Haiti.

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