President of the Dominican Republic leads High Level Business Delegation to Austin,TX
The President of the Dominican Republic, Leonel FernÃ¡ndez Reyna visited Austin Texas on September 30th, 2010. He led a distinguished delegation of government and business executives, including the First Lady, Dra. Margarita Cedeno de Fernandez, and
Online, October 1, 2010 (Newswire.com) - Austin, TX: The President of the Dominican Republic, Leonel FernÃ¡ndez Reyna visited Austin Texas on September 30th, 2010. He led a distinguished delegation of government and business executives, including the First Lady, Dra. Margarita Cedeno de Fernandez, and the Minister for Export and Investment, Mr. Eddy Martinez.
The objective of the delegation is to establish high level relationships with government and academic leaders as well as leading business executives in Texas who would be interested in conducting bilateral trade and expanding business with the Dominican Republic.
President FernÃ¡ndez is also seeking partnership and collaboration opportunities with the University of Texas and Austin's Technology sector to help develop the Dominican Republic's Education and IT Enabled industry.
During his visit, President Fernandez met with leading executives from DELL, IC2 at the University of Texas, Whole Foods, the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC) and multiple companies from the Austin Chamber of Commerce.
President Fernandez also met with the Texas Secretary of State, Ms. Esperanza Andrade and with the Mayor of Austin, Mr. Lee Leffingwell.
About the Dominican Republic:
The Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation with a population estimated near 10 million. The capital city of Santo Domingo is located on the country's southern coast. The Dominican Republic is the fastest growing economy in the Caribbean and Central American region and is mainly dependent on agriculture, light manufacturing, IT Enabled services and tourism. Its largest and most important trading partner is the United States.
Leonel Fernandez became President of the Dominican Republic on August 16, 1996. He has worked to establish an aggressive foreign policy which has moved the country from its traditional isolation and encouraged market opening and globalization.
President Fernandez is recognized as a renowned lecturer in the fields of communication, political thought, socio-economic development, rights of the press and international relations. He has been acknowledged for his role in the reconstruction of Haiti.
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