Santo Domingo.- U.S. ambassador James W. Brewster flew to Washington, D.C., Monday together with a Dominican delegation on the area of energy, to meet with senior State Department officials.
U.S. Embassy newly appointed chief of staff Patrick Dunn, who currently works in the State Department’s Bureau of Energy Resources, will also take part in the meetings, slated for August 11to 12, as follow-up to vice president Biden's trip to the Dominican Republic.
The meetings between Washington and Santo Domingo officials will focus on cooperation to promote greater energy security in the Dominican Republic, through a diversified grid and by implementing ways to the transform the sector.
In a statement, the U.S. Embassy said the U.S. Government reaffirms its commitment to work in close collaboration with the Dominican pars to support and develop solutions that transform the electricity sector. "Vice president Joe Biden during his visit to the Dominican Republic last June, announced the launch of the Caribbean initiative’s energy security.
"This initiative consists of a set of activities designed to provide various technical options that promote the transformation of the electricity sector of the Caribbean, recognizing that there’s no "one size fits all solution for the Caribbean countries," it said.
It adds that the Dominican Republic can evaluate the possibility to avail themselves of an expeditious, less bureaucratic process to import natural gas from the U.S, as a member of the CAFTA-DR free trade agreement.