Announce 1st Dominican Week in Germany

In collaboration with the German Embassy in the Rep public Dominican Republic and the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Germany, the Dominican-German Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism celebrated the launch of its First Dominican Week in the city of Berlin, Germany from September 11 to 15 of this year.

“We are very excited about holding this first edition of the event where we will be able to position the Dominican Republic as one of the countries with the best investment”, comments Karsten Paul Windeler, president of the Dominican-German Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism. “This great cultural, commercial and diplomatic meeting will create an ideal space for the promotion of Dominican products and exports, as well as for suppliers and German companies that want to make the Dominican Republic the logistics hub for their products.”

The Dominican Republic with its 84 free zones and 5 seaports is an attractive place for foreign trade. It is one of the main producers of bananas and organic cocoa, tobacco and coffee for the German market. It has 90 German companies and brands located and represented in the country. The importance of economic relations is also reflected in the 130 member companies of the Dominican-German Chamber of Commerce.

“The ties between the Dominican Republic and the German economy, which is the largest in the European Union and the fourth largest worldwide, are constantly strengthening. This year we also celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between our two countries. It is September 11, 2023, which will be the first day of the First Dominican Week in Berlin.”, says Maike Friedrichsen, Ambassador of Germany in the Dominican Republic. “During this week, we hope to strengthen the ties and the existing economic exchange between our countries, and of course establish new relationships and friendships.”

The cocktail was attended by the Minister of Industry, Commerce and MYPIMES, Victor Bisonó, who announced his participation in the Dominican Week in September. In his speeches, he stressed the strong ties between the Dominican Republic and Germany, and thanked the work of German development cooperation in the country for many years. the members of the German Dominican Chamber, ministers, businessmen and directors of various public institutions.

For the Dominican week, the prominent local public entities that will support and promote bilateral relations between countries have already confirmed their participation. Among these are the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and MiPymes, Pro-Dominicana, the Ministry of Energy and Mines, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the General Directorate of Cinema and the General Directorate of Customs.

Likewise, an award will be given to the most outstanding Dominican in Germany in recent years.

The opening ceremony will be held on September 11 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs accompanied by various German authorities and will be attended by the Dominican Ambassador to Germany, HE Francisco Caraballo and the German Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, HE Maike Friedrichsen, together to German businessmen and the delegation that accompanies them from the Dominican Republic.

The First Dominican Week will have an enriched agenda of cultural and economic events.