Dominican President Leonel Fernandez and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin reached the decision during a meeting on the sidelines of the Americas summit in Mar de Plata, Argentina, which ended Sunday, Fernandez's office said.
Two-way trade between Canada and the Dominican Republic reached US$101 million (Ђ85 million) in 2004. Dominican exports to Canada totaled US$71 million (Ђ59 million), while Canadian imports to the Caribbean country totaled US$30 million (Ђ25 million).
The Dominican Republic's main exports to Canada include cocoa, grains, tobacco and coffee. The Dominican Republic recently joined five Latin American countries in signing the Central American Free Trade Agreement with the United States, AP reports.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea
President Vladimir Putin has not released an official statement yet about his position on the issue of the pension reform in Russia