SANTO DOMINGO.- After meeting with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Turki Al Faisal, Foreign minister Carlos Morales announced that the Dominican Government and the Saudi Monarchy take steps to establish diplomatic relations shortly.
Morales met today in Washington with the Saudi crown prince and Ambassador in Washington, who confirmed that he will visit Dominican Republic next November.
"We have held a fruitful conversation in which we addressed with the possibilities of investment in the areas of petroleum and its derivatives, natural gas and related industries," Morales said.
The Dominican official, currently in Washington participating in meetings related to the fuels market, also announced that the Saudi prince also plans to meet with president Leonel Fernandez in the United States, when the chief executive goes to the UN General Assembly, to be held in New York.
"Dominican Republic can benefit enormously in the commercial aspect from these relations since Saudi Arabia is the largest petroleum producer in the world," he said, adding that within the DR-CAFTA framework, the Saudi monarchy feels that the country is an important link to the American market.