Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas Maldonado spoke this weekend on regional security with advisers from the president of the United States, Donald Trump.
The Dominican Foreign Minister met with Mauricio Claver-Carone, special assistant to President Trump and director of Western Hemisphere Affairs of the National Security Council of the White House (NSC), and with Jessica Bedoya Hermann, director for Central America and the Caribbean in the NSC.
During the meeting, which took place at the headquarters of the Dominican Embassy in Washington, regional security issues and the bilateral agenda were discussed.
The Foreign Minister thanked the cooperation offered through the Security Initiative for the Caribbean Basin (CBSI), which provides technical and economic assistance to the countries of the area to curb the illicit trafficking of drugs and other crimes.
In this context, the Dominican Foreign Minister also acknowledged the support that the United States provided during the temporary presence of the Dominican Republic in the Security Council of the United Nations, last January, and pondered the work dynamics that has remained between the two delegations.
He also suggested several actions to deepen commercial relations between the two countries.
From Washington, Miguel Vargas left on an official visit to Portugal, where he was received by Hector Virgilio Alcántara, Dominican ambassador in that country, and the embassy staff, according to publications of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic on Twitter.