Council convenes the largest bipartisan U.S. Congressional delegation in history to the Dominican Republic and Antigua
From Jan. 12-16, the Inter-American Economic Council organized the largest bipartisan U.S. Congressional delegation in history to the Dominican Republic and Antigua.
During their visit to the Dominican Republic the 11 Members of Congress, along with Council President Barry Featherman, participated in a wide ranging discussion with President Leonel Fernandez and Foreign Minister Carlos Morales at the Presidential Palace in Santo Domingo.
On their return to Washington, the Members of Congress stopped off in Antigua to visit the Antigua Air Station, the principal regional United States Military Missile Tracking Station which employs over 150 people and includes maintenance, supply and support operations for tracking missiles. They also toured a U.S. Operated Medical School.
The delegation held a half day of talks at the Royal Antiguan Hotel Conference Center with the new Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Winston Baldwin Spencer. Items on the Agenda included offshore financial services, the patriot act, regional trade and investment and the WTO Ruling in the Internet Gaming Dispute.
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PICTURES: Meetings with Dominican and Antiguan Government