Dominican President Danilo Medina met Chinese language Vice Premier Hu Chunhua on Monday, the president’s workplace mentioned, deepening ties between the nations as the US warns governments within the area in opposition to getting too shut with China.
The leaders met to comply with up agreements that the nations struck in November and likewise reached two new accords on financial cooperation, the Dominican authorities mentioned.
The assembly is among the many first official visits between the nations because the Dominican Republic minimize ties with Taiwan and established relations with Beijing final Could. Panama and El Salvador have additionally made the change in recent times.
“The representatives of the Chinese language authorities emphasised the curiosity they’ve in supporting the (Dominican Republic) in rising its exports to China and selling a better stream of vacationers from that nation to ours,” the Dominican authorities mentioned in an announcement.
U.S. President Donald Trump final Friday in Florida pledged funding in a gathering with 5 Caribbean leaders, together with Medina.
The White Home had mentioned earlier within the week that Trump wished to work with leaders to “counter China’s predatory financial practices.” The US and China are embroiled in commerce disputes, with talks to resolve them apparently within the closing phases.
Trump and the leaders didn’t talk about Chinese language funding points, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness advised reporters after the assembly.