Dominican government's foreign policy under criticism

Santo Domingo - The foreign policy of the new Dominican government is under criticism from political forces questioning its actions in recent weeks and rejecting decisions taken.

Although the government's foreign policy guidelines are clear in the Program presented by the party upon taking office, recent actions have set off the alarms of political organizations and their leaders.

Just a week ago, the president, Luis Abinader, spoke out regarding relations with China and the United States, and confirmed that his government prioritizes its relations with the latter.

'If China wants to invest in non-strategic Dominican areas, its investment is welcome, but the decision is to have a strategic alliance with the United States,' he said.

Likewise, on October 30th, the Foreign Ministry reported the possibility of moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, despite international rejection of the decision by some countries to recognize that city as Israel's capital.

This last information was described by the secretary general of the United Left Movement, Miguel Mejia, as a reckless political step and an attitude at least out of time and place, 'which shows a submissive attempt to take advantage of the situation to sneak the country a decision high politics and serious geopolitical consequences'.

For their part, the Partido Alianza País (Country Alliance Party, AP) and the Partido Comunista del Trabajo (Communist Labor Party, PCT) joined the voices criticizing Abinader's statements by placing limits on China's investments in the country.

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