Ecuador and the Dominican Republic outlined the parameters of the new Bilateral Cooperation Program 2022-2024, during the V meeting of the Joint Commission for Technical, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation between the two nations held this Wednesday, July 13, 2022.
This new bilateral program comes after eight years of being inactive, since 2014. The delegations agreed on the need to give priority to comprehensive cooperation projects, with greater sectoral impact that contribute to sustainable development.
The undersecretary of Economic Affairs and International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility, Juan Carlos Castrillón, explained that Ecuador is interested in offering and facilitating the execution of projects that allow the strengthening of Dominican institutions with initiatives focused on: the construction of the semaphore of the family aimed at Dominican women; replicate the successful Ecuadorian initiative aimed at retrofitting housing and strengthen capacities to build the diagnosis and action plan for the Enriquillo transboundary basin.
For her part, the Vice Minister of International Cooperation and National Authorizing Officer of European Funds for the development of the Dominican Republic, Olaya Ondina Dotel Caraballo, stressed that Ecuador and the Dominican Republic have committed to deepen the ties of cooperation and friendship, assuming international cooperation as a key tool for development.
The new cooperation program will prioritize its work in the following sectors: institutional strengthening, agriculture, environment and water, agriculture, housing and education.