|Fourteen Heads of State Confirmed to Attend President Fernández’s Inauguration |
Fourteen Heads of State, the Prince of Asturias, two Vice-Presidents, Members of Congress and numerous representatives of International organizations have confirmed that they will attend President Leonel Fernández’s inauguration to be held on August 16 when President Fernández will complete his second consecutive term in office and will begin his third term as President of the Dominican government.
Fourteen Heads of State, the Prince of Asturias, two Vice-Presidents, Members of Congress and numerous representatives of International organizations have confirmed that they will attend President Leonel Fernández’s inauguration…
Presidents who have confirmed their participation at the solemn ceremony to be held at the Palace of the National Congress include Nicaragua leader Daniel Ortega Saavedra, José Manuel Zelaya Rosales of Honduras; Alvaro Uribe Vélez from Colombia; Elías Antonio Saca of El Salvador; René Préval of Haití; Ying Jeoude China from Taiwán; Martín Torrijos Espino from Panama; Chilean President Michelle Bachelet; Obiang Nguema Mbasogo from Equatorial Guinea and Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez Frías.
In addition, Prime Ministers from Belize , Dean Barrow; Denzil Douglas from St. Kytts & Nevis and Emily D Jongh-Elhagg from the Dutch Antilles have confirmed.
Also scheduled to attend the inauguration will be Guatemalan and Algerian Vice-Presidents Rafael Espada and Abbelaziz Blekhadem, respectively, who will be leading delegations from their countries.
His Royal Highness Prince Phillip of Asturias will represent Spain .
Other delegation heads to be present include José Pampuro, President of the Argentine Senate; Archbishop Monsignor Antonio Arcari, from the Holy See and Tahib Fassifihri from Morocco .
Laurence Konmia Bropleh, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism of Liberia; Edson Lobao, Brazilian Minister of Mining and Energy and Marcos Vinicio Ruiz Gutiérrez, Costa Rican Minister of Foreign Commerce will all be in attendance.
Ambassadors leading special missions to the Dominican Republic include Yoshinori Ohno, Japanese Minister of Defense; Crispina Gómes, Ambassador from Cape Verde in Cuba and the Dominican Republic; Raynell Andreichuk, Canadian Senator and Enrique Mendoza, President of Peru’s Electoral Court.
Other delegations will be led by Robert Portman, former US Commerce representative; Claudia Grace Uushona, Namibian Ambassador in Cuba and the DR; Apdel Fattah Ezzeldin, Egyptian Ambassador in Cuba and the DR; José Féliz Fernández Esdigarribia, Paraguayan Ambassador to Mexico and the DR; Francisco Falcao Machado, Portuguese Ambassador to Mexico and the DR and Milena Locovic Jovanovic, Serbian Ambassador to Cuba and the DR.
International organizations will be represented by Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank and José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the Organization of American States.
|Date of Publication: August 14, 2008|