“Talks between DR and Haitian officials to continue this Thursday” | Daily list

A spokesman for the Dominican government, Homero Figueroa, told Listin Diario that talks between the Dominican Republic and Haitian authorities to deal with the situation caused by the construction of the canal will continue this Thursday.

So far, the time for the parties to meet again has not been confirmed, but he indicated that the meeting will take place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The president’s spokesman did not elaborate on the details of Wednesday’s meeting.

In the palace precincts, after 8:00 PM, all gates are closed and there are few vehicles in their parking lots.

The Dominican Republic held this Wednesday with five Haitian officials and did not provide details of the meeting led by Ruben Arturo Chile Valdez, Vice Minister of Multilateral Foreign Policy of the country’s relations ministry.

The Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry’s office announced the information about the bilateral meeting.

This was carried out through the Bilateral Joint Commission’s Bilateral Water Table, “to find a fair and concrete solution to the problem of equitable use of the shared water resources of the Slaughter River.”

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs the Haitian people that the Haitian and Dominican Governments have decided, by mutual agreement, to meet in Santo Domingo on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, through the Bilateral Water Schedule of the Bilateral Joint Commission. According to the provisions of the Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Arbitration of February 20, 1929, the shared waters of the Massacre River A fair and concrete solution to the issue of equitable use of resources must be found,” the report said.

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President Luis Abinader Dajabón announced a series of measures along the border, including a blanket suspension of entry for all involved in the conflict and a freeze on visas for Haitian citizens.

Maintain the total closure of the border through Dajabón and completely close the border to land, sea and air trade unless the conflict is resolved before Thursday.

Term as a short-term measure to reactivate the injection of the Dajabón River at the beginning of the La Vieja Canal, to guarantee the supply of water to Dominican producers and to start the construction process of the Don Miguel Dam project as a concrete long-term solution.

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