Espailt sends letter to Biden to appoint ambassador to DR |

Adriano Espaillet.

New York.- Dominican Congressman Adriano Espaillet has written to US President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken requesting the appointment of the country’s ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Three months without this type of officer.

The country has been without a US ambassador since the departure of Robin Bernstein on January 20, 2021, one of the longest periods in the history of relations between the two countries without a US diplomat.

According to documents released by the White House, Biden has sent nominations to the U.S. Congress at least once a week since March, most recently on Thursday, April 20, when President Tobin nominated John Bradley for ambassador. and Plenipotentiary before the Republic of Guatemala.

The only four countries where Biden did not file are Bolivia, Haiti, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

In the letter, which the Dominican newspaper Diario Libre said it had access to, Espaillet cited the formal appointment of Calvin Smir in September 2021 to fill a vacancy in the Dominican Republic and the cancellation of Smir’s appointment in May 2022. Redirected to the Bahamas.

“Dear President Biden and Secretary Blinken: I am writing today to request an update on this administration’s plans to confirm the United States ambassador to the Dominican Republic (TR) in the Senate. Deliberate speed”, begins the letter sent by Espailt.


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