Dominican Republic brings the issue of Haiti to France

Santo Domingo—The mission formed by the Dominican government with party leaders has held a series of meetings with legislators, academics and French authorities in Paris, where they have discussed the problems that the Dominican Republic faces with the Haitian crisis and its effects on the border. .

The delegation was made up of Andrés Lugo Risk, Administrative Vice Minister of the Presidency; José Julio Gómez, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs; the former Minister of Energy and Mines, Pelegrín Castillo, president of the National Progressive Force; and the president of the Frente Amplio, congressman Juan Dionicio Rodríguez.

They have developed an agenda of meetings with the deputies of the French National Assembly, Eléonore Caroit, representative of Latin America and the Caribbean; Mickael Cosson, president of the France-DR Friendship Group; and legislator Frantz Gumbs with senators Jean Pierre Bansard and Evelyne Renaud-Garabedian, representatives of the French abroad.

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with Michelle Ramis, director for the Americas and the Caribbean; Frédéric De Touchet, head of mission for Mexico-CA-Caribbean; and Sébastien Dorhdain, head of mission of the Ministry of Defense, with General Ludovic Poitou, deputy head of International Affairs, and Colonel Cirylle Crisnaire, for Latin America.

Also, with the board of directors of the International Organization of La Francophonie, headed by its secretary general, Louise Mushikiwab. Also, with the president of the Institute of the Americas, Françoise Moulin, and Professor Carlos Quenan, vice president.

At the different meetings, the national pact was presented for the formulation of public policies that allow our country to adequately manage the negative impact of the Haitian situation in the economic, immigration, border control, bilateral relations and national security fields. The agreement was signed in the National Palace by 28 political parties and twenty academics and intellectuals, including university presidents.

Another point addressed was the issue of violations of border treaties due to the illegal, technically unviable and highly detrimental construction of the canal for the diversion of water from the Dajabón River by Haitians. . As well as the support of the Dominican government for the request of Prime Minister Ariel Henry for the deployment of a multinational mission to support the security of Haiti.

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