Meeting of Haitian and Dominican presidents
lunes, 28 de junio de 2010
Santo Domingo, June 28 (Prensa Latina) today held a meeting the President of Haiti, René Préval, the head of the Dominican Republic Leonel Fernandez, to resume the bilateral joint commission, as the official sources.
This is his second visit to the Dominican Republic Preval less than a month. Previous stays were associated with participation in the World Summit for the reconstruction of Haiti.
Resumption of the bilateral commission was announced last year, before the earthquake on Jan. 12 that destroyed the capital and surrounding areas.
Haiti and the Dominican Republic are situated on the territory of the Spanish islands. Two Caribbean countries have some disputes on the political and economic issues, but the rough edges have been erased after the earthquake, and provide immediate assistance from Santo Domingo, the neighboring country.
Mass immigration of undocumented Haitians in the Dominican Republic and their status - one of the main topics of discussion after several incidents in which Haitians were subject to physical attacks.
Another issue for discussion by the parties - the ban on agricultural products Dominicans, dictated by the Haitian government after the detection of avian influenza outbreaks in the past year. The measure was never put into practice, after the earthquake in January.
Earlier this month, Fernandez has sponsored an international summit, intended to raise the necessary funds for the reconstruction of Haiti.
The conclave has fulfilled its tasks, managed to collect $ 200 million in emergency assistance needed to balance the Haitian national budget. Tm / MSL
Last Updated (lunes, 28 de junio de 2010)