Saturday, April 1, 2023

In Canada, personalities attend an evening for the 179th anniversary of DR Independence

The Dominican Embassy in Canada brought together more than 300 personalities representing the diplomatic corps accredited in this country, businessmen, religious leaders and officials, to celebrate the 179th anniversary of the independence of the Dominican Republic.

The activity, headed by Ambassador Michelle Cohen, took place in the Rideau Club gala room, in the Ottawa government center.

After paying tribute to the founders of the Dominican nation and highlighting their courage, the diplomat highlighted: “The Dominican Republic sees Canada as, more than a partner, a friend, a strategic ally. Our shared commitment to democracy, human rights and the rule of law are the foundation of our bilateral relationship.”

He thanked Canadian trading partners for trusting the Dominican Republic as a destination for their investments and for strengthening trade between the two nations. Likewise, he pointed out that the Dominican legation in Ottawa continues to reaffirm the ties of friendship and brotherhood that unite the Caribbean country and Canada.

The activity was blessed by the Apostolic Nuncio, Reverend Ivan Jurkovic, followed by Rabbi Idan Scher and David Ironstand, Abishinabee Indian. In addition to the Dominican diplomat, Soraya Martínez, member of Parliament; as well as Pamela O’Donnel, director for Central America, Cuba and the Dominican Republic on behalf of the Canadian Foreign Ministry.

The evening allowed those present to get to know and appreciate Dominicanness up close. The Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Canada thanked all the guests for their attendance and reiterated its commitment to promote the economic and social development of the Dominican Republic.


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