The president of the Dominican Republic was in the United States Tuesday to meet with U.S. officials to discuss economic cooperation between the two countries.

Hipolito Mejia met with Secretary of State Colin Powell, national security adviser Condoleezza Rice and Trade Representative Robert Zoellick.

The Associated Press reports Mr. Powell thanked President Mejia for his country's cooperation on security issues and law enforcement.

President Mejia was also scheduled to meet with representatives from the Organization of American States.