The Ambassador of the Dominican Republic in Canada, Pedro Vergés, visited the city of Montreal during the 29th and 30th of October and held a meeting with the Dominican community with the objective of establishing a strategic alliance to strengthen the participation and inclusion of our nationals in all areas and scenarios of that Canadian city.
This meeting, which extended for more than three hours, at the recently inaugurated Casa Juan Pablo Duarte in Montreal, was attended by several diplomatic officials, the Dominican Consul in Montreal, and members of the community, and served as a stage for a fruitful exchange of ideas tending to ensure a close and fluid relationship between such community and its official representatives.
Ambassador Vergés took the opportunity to donate a collection of books by Professor Juan Bosch, which will become the first step for a Dominican library that will be located in the institution where the event took place and will serve to keep the community in touch with its culture.
The next day, after holding meetings with the Consul General Edixon Mateo and the accredited staff at the Consulate premises and, later, with the Dominican Ambassador to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Carlos Veras, Ambassador Vergés attended the official act to announce the next year Hispanic Heritage Month in Quebec, where he offered a few words. Among those present at the event were Ambassadors and members of the diplomatic and consular corps accredited in Canada and, among other eminent figures, the Vice-President of Montreal’s executive committee and Councillor responsible for housing, real estate planning and management, and diversity, Madga Popeanu, along with other members of the city council and some MPs from different districts. The event also featured a video with a few words offered by the Honourable Pablo Rodríguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism.