President Louis Abinader and his US counterpart Joe Biden spoke briefly last night before the opening ceremony of the US summit in Los Angeles, California.
The note issued by the Presidency Press Office indicates that “Both leaders had ethical greetings As part of the opening ceremony of the event, the first lady of the United States Jill Biden at the company ”.
The opening ceremony of the summit took place at 5:00 p.m. Los Angeles time, 8:00 pm in the Dominican Republic.
Earlier in the day, President Abinader visited Starling, a North American company dedicated to the telecommunications business. Interested in investing in the country.
Following that, the Dominican President, along with the Presidents of Panama and Costa Rica, participated in the Committee on Democratic Governance and the Rule of Law, and later participated in the activities of the Coalition’s Top Business Council for Development in Democracy.
Today is President Abhinav Participates in the opening of the public meeting, Will hold several meetings already planned, one with the Vice President of the United States. Kamala Harris, with other heads of state and the Caribbean government.
Summit of the United States
A report from the Associated Press (AP) dated Los Angeles explains why the White House rejected Wednesday. The absence of many leaders at the US Summit Indicates a setback for democracy, instead highlighting efforts in food security, climate and other areas to be discussed in the hemisphere.
Top advisers to President Joe Biden have argued that this was not a lost cause because Mexican President Andres Manuel Lpez Obrador and other leaders decided not to attend. Lopez Obrador and others vowed not to go because they were from the United States Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua were not invited Because of the rejection of their dictatorial leaders. From all three countries, large numbers of immigrants leave for the United States and neighboring countries.
When the president and first lady Jill Biden stood on the red carpet in Los Angeles and were attended by foreign leaders, some of whom were heads of state, a stark reminder of those who were not. Instead of the Guatemalan president, Biden shook hands with the foreign minister. He then greeted El Salvador’s Minister of Public Affairs, Honduras’ Foreign Minister and Mexico’s Foreign Secretary.
Among the new projects Biden is expected to soon launch is a $ 300 million food security funding initiative, a new Caribbean climate partnership to help Caribbean countries access low-carbon energy resources, and a program to train 500,000 health workers in the United States. In the next five years.
White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told the White House “Investing specific dollars to create concrete results.”
“Putting it all together, when you look at the practical impact of the US Summit’s actions on the public sector, you will see that they have a significant impact on the lives and livelihoods of the people. There are more types of extraction projects in the region than China has invested in, ”Sullivan told reporters on Wednesday in Air Force One.
Displacement has become the focus of attention The US summit remains a major foreign policy issue.
Secretary of State Anthony Blingen called differences in political perspectives the “strengths” of the region. “We have left, right and center democratic governments. But despite the political differences, if there are fundamentals, we can work together very effectively,” Blingen said.
In his opening remarks at the US Summit in Los Angeles, US President Joe Biden called on Latin American and Caribbean leaders to unite and show that democracy is “an essential raw material for the future”. .
“Our region is large and diverse. We do not always agree on everything, but in a democracy we resolve our differences with mutual respect and dialogue,” he said.