Juan David Latorre
Olivo Rodríguez, ambassador of the Dominican Republic, highlighted the “historical, social, cultural and economic links with Spain” on the occasion of the commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the Independence of the Dominican Republic.
“Spain was one of the first countries that recognized our independence in 1844. Since the late fifteenth century, Spain and the Dominican Republic have a very close relationship, said the ambassador, highlighting the large number of Spaniards living in his country, from all parts of the Spanish geography. “And this has contributed to the progress and evolution of our country.” Likewise, Ambassador Olivo Rodríguez highlighted the solidary welcome that his country had towards the Spanish exiles during the Franco dictatorship.
Next, the Dominican ambassador highlighted the role of the large Spanish companies, specifically airlines such as Air Europa, in the framework of the large amount of investment that their country has received and that has benefited so much for Dominican infrastructure.
Attending the event were members of the Diplomatic Corps, such as the ambassadors of Bulgaria, Chile, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, as well as businessmen and Dominican citizens living in Spain.