Santo Domingo, (EFE).- The Colombian president, Ivan Dukewill make an official visit to the Dominican Republic next Friday to sign bilateral agreements, the Dominican Presidency reported on Wednesday.
Duque will arrive in Santo Domingo on Thursday, but the official agenda will take place throughout Friday, the day on which Duque will be received by the Dominican president, Louis Abinaderin the National Palace.
Both leaders will hold a private audience and later, an extended one in which the delegations of both countries will participate, according to an official statement.
After the meeting, the leaders will hold an agreement signing ceremony, an award ceremony, a joint declaration and a lunch.
At the end of the events at the National Palace, the Colombian ruler and his official entourage will visit the Altar of the Fatherland, where they will lay a floral offering, and later, President Duque will visit the National Congress.
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Exports from Colombia to the Dominican Republic amounted to 549 million dollars in 2021 and, in the opposite direction, the Caribbean country invoiced 57 million dollars for its sales to its South American partner, according to official Dominican statistics.
Both countries maintain a mixed commission for technical, scientific, educational and cultural cooperation, with the aim of promoting bilateral cooperation.
Similarly, they have signed agreements on the fight against drug trafficking, a problem of growing concern in the Dominican Republic due to the sharp increase in cocaine seizures recorded in recent months.