The president of the world Bank (BM), David Malpass met this Monday with President Luis Abinader at the National Palace, during an official visit to the country.
A press document issued by the presidential press team indicates that this visit “redouble efforts and expands its portfolio of support the country on issues of vital importance such as water, health, waste management, territorial planning and the modernization of public administration”.
This meeting was held in the green room of the government house in a private meeting along with Vice President Raquel Peña, the Minister of Economy, Pavel Isa Contreras, and the Minister of Finance, José Vicente.
In 2022 the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country reached an annual growth ofl 4.9%higher than the Latin American average.
The Dominican Republic has overcome the post-Covid-19 challenges and has also proven to be an economy that is preparing for resilience to climate change with more equity and in the face of international shocks.
is the first time that a president of the World Bank visits the Dominican Republic and also visited Panama, indicates the press document.
The meeting was also attended by the Minister of the Presidency, Joel Santos; Administrative of the Presidency, José Ignacio Beating; Of Foreign Affairs, Roberto Alvarez; Environment and Natural Resources, Miguel Ceara Hatton; of Industry, Commerce and Mipymes, Víctor -Ito- Bisonó.
For the World Bank, the Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, Carlos Felipe Jaramillo; the director for Central America and the Dominican Republic, Michel Kerf; the Country Manager, Ronke Ogunsulire; the executive director for the Dominican Republic, Erivaldo Gomes; the resident representative of the World Bank in the country, Alexandra Valerio and the resident representative of the International Finance Corporation, Carolina Cárdenas.