The president of Santo Domingo, Luis Abinard, said that he came to the city to thank the Dominican community residing abroad for all the support they provide to the country.
The President said he was proud to represent the country at the Dominican March in Manhattan and to meet with the Dominican community at this important event.
“We are proud to represent the Dominican Republic in this great event and we must thank the great Dominican diaspora for all the support they have given us, all the support they have given our country and the truth is the least we can. Please join this march to say thank you, thank you very much to everyone for your support and to let them know that your country has been waiting for you.”
President Abinard made the remarks to the press during a reception of the Higher Board of Directors of the Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) at the Barclays InterContinental Hotel in New York.
The ruler also said that during these two days he will take the opportunity to hold a meeting with the Dominican community, he announced that he will also do so when he returns to the United Nations General Assembly in September with a very important issue.
“We are delighted to be here and above all we are here as President of the Republic to say thank you for the first time to all of you in the diaspora and what it means for our country and the community as a whole. Dominicans On on behalf of here, New York and all of America, we thank you for coming,” insisted President Abinard.
The Head of State arrived accompanied by his wife, First Lady Raquel Albaye; the president of the Senate, Eduardo Estrela; the Minister of Administration of the Presidency, José Ignacio Paliza; the Dominican embassy in New York, consul Eligio Jáquez and the Dominican ambassador to the United States, Sonia Guzmán.
Dr. Rafael Lantigua, Associate Dean of the Columbia University School of Medicine, at the reception of President Abinard at the InterContinental Hotel, Ambassador José Blanco, Head of the Dominican Mission to the United Nations, Neftalí Fuertes, Administration Liaison from the Diaspora, Deputy Bolívar Valera; Yulin Mateo, President, PRM, New York; Alejandro Rodríguez, Official of the Presidential Office, New York.
The Dominican Governor will continue with his work schedule and will attend a gala dinner at the GreenTree Country Club at 8:00 pm.
On Saturday morning at 9:00 there will be a working breakfast with the divisions and consuls. He will then lead the signing of the agreement to enact the Driver’s License Act, an event coordinated by New York Governor Kathy Hochul.
At 11:10 a.m., he will host the delivery of the keys to the houses of Dominicans residing in the United States, which will take place at the Dominican consulate.
The president will then head to Inwood Hills Park to meet and take photos with the kids from the oldest Little League in Manhattan.
It will then be recognized by active duty and retired police officers at the Columbia University Alumni Hall. In addition, he will hold meetings with Northeastern elected officials in Bakersfield.
He will finish his schedule on Saturday with an INDEX awards ceremony at Columbia University’s Student Hall.
On Sunday, the head of state will hold a meeting with the community in the Hudson Dining Room, coordinated by Deputy Adriano Esperat.
At 1:00 p.m., President Abinard will join the Dominican Parade in Manhattan, becoming the first Dominican president to participate in the event, the most important event held by the diaspora.