Providenciales, 15 Feb 2016 – The Governor, as the country’s Foreign Affairs Minister held a successful meeting with the Dominican Republic on February 12, joined by Permanent Secretary in Border Control, Clara Gardiner.
The meeting, in Santo Domingo will not only mean a possible broadening of business relations between the two countries, but it could lead to stricter measures when it comes to illegal fishing and human trafficking.
Add to this, in a media statement, the Governor reports that the DR wants to open a consulate office in the Turks and Caicos and will plan a trade mission. His Excellency, Peter Beckingham reports that he told the DR Foreign Minister, His Excellency Andres Navarro, Vice Ministers, head of the Navy and other Dom Rep officials that he would consult with the Premier and Border Control Minister on these ideas.
The Governor said, “This was a meaty and productive exchange, the first for many years. I am grateful to the DR Foreign Minister, Andres Navarro, for giving so much of his and his team’s time for such a high level exchange. I am delighted that the Foreign Minister intends to visit the Turks and Caicos Islands to see for himself the successes I described.”