During a solemn ceremony held on September 19 at Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Governor General of Canada, Mr. Pedro Vergés presented his credentials as Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to Canada.
The credentials were received by the Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief, representative of Queen Elizabeth II.
In the private meeting that followed, Ambassador Vergés conveyed the cordial greetings of President Medina to the Governor General and expressed the importance of Canada for his country, emphasizing bilateral trade between both countries, the vital significance of Canadian investment and the growing number of tourists that visit us every year and that already hover around eight hundred thousand.
Vergés stressed that the Dominican Republic considers Canada as a partner of great importance, with which it shares the common values of democracy, human rights and social responsibility.
Ambassador Vergés is a career diplomat who has represented the country in Spain, Germany, Japan and the Organization of American States, in Washington. From 2016 to 2018, he served as Minister of Culture.
At the ceremony, the Ambassador was accompanied by all the officials of the mission he now leads.