Awkward relationships? The DR has denied Haiti twice a year

Santo Domingo, DR.

The Dominican Republic had to deny it after Louis Abinader became president. Twice as much as the announcements made by the Haitian authorities, After the bilateral meeting between the two countries.

In May 2021, Abinadar and Jovnell Mois met in Ecuador and traveled to the inauguration of Guillermo Lasso. After the meeting, the then Haitian president said the two leaders had discussed building a dam on the Masakri River. (Work that brought about the rejection and dissent of the Dominican region) and they decided, in addition, “The ultranationalist should not fall for the games of the Dominicans and Haitians.”

“I have had in-depth conversations on topics of general interest. We have agreed to continue working for the benefit of the people of both countries without getting caught up in the game of Dominican and Haitian ultranationalists, “Moise wrote on his Twitter account.

Given this, Dominican Foreign Minister Roberto AlvarezRegarding the construction of the dam, President Abhinav said the situation was in the hands of the foreign ministries of the two countries.

Alvarez replied, “President Abinadar spoke with President Moiss in Haiti in Ecuador and only told him that the issue was in the hands of the foreign ministries of the two countries regarding the Dajapon River issue.” Comment by Moses.

Following the assassination of Jovnell Moyes on July 7, 2021, key officials of the Dominican Republic and Haiti did not meet. Issues admitted before that date are in drag.

The US Summit was allowed Louis Abinader and Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry held a meeting. They then issued statements denying the Dominican side, but did not provide further details of what was discussed there.

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This June 9, Abinadar and Ariel Henry met at the hotel where the Dominican President was staying. A day later, Haitian officials released a statement at the bilateral meeting “Agreed to formalize the situation of Haitian migrants and workers in the Dominican RepublicGiving them identity documents and reviving the mixed Haitian-Dominican Commission “.

Similarly, it was reported that Louis Abinader had accepted a plan to support former Public Health Minister Florence Guillo Dumbarwal for the post of Director General of the Pan American Health Organization (PAO).

A few hours later, the President of the Dominican Republic denied what was said there and promised the following: “The Haitian government should make every effort to provide official Haitian documents to all immigrants and workers in the Dominican Republic.”

Similarly, in relation to the candidacy in the PAHO, he said that since the Panamanian government also has a candidacy, it cannot define any support by itself.

Bilateral agreements

In January 2021, relations between the Dominican Republic and Haiti appeared to be progressing with agreements for infrastructure construction and the implementation of the Civil Registry. The Haitian people entered a limb that had been aggravated by the crisis and insecurity of finding themselves.

Construction of public hospitals in Haiti, demarcation of maritime boundaries, cooperation in the energy sector, agricultural and industrial production, other agreements, It did not progress when Jovnell Moyes was alive and has now fallen into oblivion.

Likewise, heHe will be Minister of Environment in Haiti and the Dominican Republic in January 2021 They signed an agreement to develop joint plans and measures to protect the two countries’ natural resources and combat the adverse effects of climate change.

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No progress on this deal either.

Reports issued by Haitian authorities and sometimes rejected by the Dominicans are a standard.

This is the case of Dominican Interior and Police Minister Jesus Vazquez and former Haitian Foreign Minister Claude Joseph. The latter noted that the Dominican Republic was experiencing an “increase in crime”, as the US State Department pointed out in its travel warnings.

Saddened by this, Vasquez said that Joseph’s statements were “irresponsible and irrational because the Dominican reality was so different from the neighboring country.”

Although he no longer holds this position, Claude Joseph was powerful on his Twitter account in condemning the behavior of the Dominican Republic. With Haitians, or by showing how the migration agents behaved Before statements made by a citizen of that country or by President Louis Abinader.

“President Abinader cannot stop using Haiti as a soldier to advance his political agenda. He is a man who has not fulfilled his promise on many issues domestically, but believes he can use Haiti as his last resort to radical nationalists at home to win votes. Hypocrisy,” he said this Saturday.

Esmond Harmon

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