Santo Domingo.- President Danilo Medina returned to Dominican Republic around 1pm Saturday, after attending a regional summit in Costa Rica that included U.S. president Barack Obama.
Medina, who met with the heads of state of the nations grouped in the Central American Integration System (SICA), said he spoke with Obama on the potential expansion of bilateral trade, improve energy transactions among countries, bolstered security and the war on drug trafficking in in the region.
Speaking to reporters at El Higüero Airport, the President said his conversation with Obama centered on among other topics, the use of natural gas as an emergent fuel, whereas with the SICA leaders, security and immigration were the key concerns.
The event, Medina said, “was about bolstering ties between the United States and the countries of the region”.
SICA if formed by Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, whereas Dominican Republic, now an observer, will attain full membership in one year.