On September 5th I witnessed the signing of the Agreement between the Dominican Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Research (IDIAF) and the Italian Council for Agricultural Research and Agrarian Economy (CREA). With this agreement the IDIAF and CREA will participate in joint projects on agricultural development.
CREA is the main Italian research body with scientific competence in the agricultural, forestry, nutrition, fish farming and socioeconomic sectors, with a focus on the agri-food sector and reports directly to the Italian Ministry of Agriculture.
Rafael Pérez Duvergé, director of IDIAF and Salvatore Parlato, president of CREA, were present at the signing of the agreement. He was accompanied by the Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs and International Cooperation, Hugo Rivera, The Dominican ambassador in Rome, Alba Maria Cabral, and Fabio Frías from the IDIAF.
On April 24th 2018 I met with Doctor Milton Ray Guevara, president of the Constitutional Court.
Just before the end of 2017, exactly on December 6th, I met with the director of the DNCD in Santo Domingo, Vice Admiral Edmundo Nestor Felix Pimentel.
On march 12th I had a interesting meeting with the chancellor of Universidad Iberoamericana, Dr. Julio Amado Castaños Guzman; during the meeting, ideas were raised to promote collaboration and the rapprochement between the Dominican Republic and Italy, from the Higher Education perspective.
On February the 13th I had the pleasure to meet with the Mayor of Santo Domingo, Mr. David Collado in Palacio Consistorial.