Ambassador Raul Yzaguirre Concludes His Diplomatic Mission in the DR; Hails Prosperous Bilateral Relationship and Advancing of Mutual Goals

Santo Domingo – Ambassador Raul Yzaguirre met with Foreign Minister Carlos Morales Troncoso today to inform that he would be resigning and departing the country by the end of the month. Ambassador Yzaguirre leaves the Dominican Republic pleased that our bilateral relationship continues to prosper as the United States and the Dominican Republic work side by side to advance mutual goals in a variety of sectors.

Ambassador Yzaguirre presented his credentials on November 18, 2010, to the then-President Leonel Fernandez. During his Ambassadorship over the last two and a half years, Ambassador Yzaguirre has often highlighted the commonalities in culture and values between the United States and Latin America. With some one million Dominicans in the United States, this special relationship, passed on through familial and historical ties, continues to pave the way for future partnerships of mutual interest between the United States and the Dominican Republic.

Ambassador Yzaguirre is pleased to have had the privilege of representing President Barack Obama as head of the U.S. Embassy in a country that has shown such unconditional hospitality. Upon his departure, current Deputy Chief of Mission Daniel L. Foote will assume the position of Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Santo Domingo until a new Ambassador arrives.

Following his departure from the Dominican Republic for health reasons, the Ambassador will return to his home in the city of Mt. Airy, Maryland, along with his wife, Mrs. Audrey Yzaguirre.