Local January 6, 2015 | 4:57 pm

Washington reiterates pledge to help Dominican Republic fight crime

Santo Domingo.- United States ambassador James W. Brewster visited Justice minister Francisco Dominguez Tuesday morning, to discuss various topics of interest to both nations.

In a statement from the US Embassy, Brewster reiterated Washington’s willingness to continue providing information and assistance to the Office of the Justice Ministry regarding any individual who commits a crime against any citizen or an American interest in the Dominican Republic.

Among the topics covered by the US diplomat and Dominican Republic’s top prosecutor figured a commitment to fight corruption, drug trafficking, money laundering and other areas that impact the population and Santo Domingo-Washington trade relations.

Brewster’s statements reiterate Washington’s vow to assist Dominican officials in the war on crime, voiced by US vice president Joe Biden during a visit to president Danilo Medina on June 18 last year.

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