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Commonwealth Day celebrated

Santo Domingo. - The Roundtable of the Commonwealth of Nations marked the Day of the Commonwealth with the theme “The woman as an agent of change,” and revealed that the countries of the Commonwealth have investments in Dominican Republic which amount US$5 billion.

“These countries have a same idiosyncrasy, political and legal system, among them are Great Britain, India, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, Nigeria, Singapore,” said Roundtable president Fernando Gonzalez.

He said Great Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II heads the Commonwealth of 54 countries which are in every continent of the world with a popula “The Round Table of the Commonwealth of Countries in Dominican Republic is an initiative created in 2002 to promote bilateral relations between the 54 nations and the Dominican Republic,” Gonzalez told reporters in the press conference held in the Torre Empresarial, in Santo Domingo.

The business leader said in the Roundtable participate the diplomats of Commonwealth countries assigned in Santo Domingo, the presidents of the binational Chambers Commerce of Great Britain, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, and the society of friends of India and South Africa.

Gonzalez, who affirmed that those multinational companies which have their corporate offices in one of the 54 countries also participate with joint investments in Dominican Republic topping US$5.0 billion.

He cited Scotiabank, British American Tobacco, BAT, Shell, Orange, Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB), and the San Felipe Power Company, among others. “These are the main international investors in the Dominican Republic. These countries have investments that surpass five billion dollars per year.”

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