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Haiti - Dominican Republic : Resumption of bilateral dialogue
14/10/2015 10:29:09

Haiti - Dominican Republic : Resumption of bilateral dialogue
Tuesday, after four hours and 35 minutes, ended the meeting between President Martelly and his Dominican counterpart Danilo Medina, in the ambassadors lounge of the Maria Montes Airport in Barahona https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-15443-haiti-flash-meeting-between-presidents-martelly-and-medina.html

The two Heads of States agreed to implement six points for the benefit of both countries including: trade, Plan Quisqueya [development of the border], the repatriation of illegal immigrants, maintaining a permanent communication between the authorities of both countries and diplomatic Relations. They have also committed to implement the customs agreement signed in the framework of high-level bilateral dialogue which includes technical assistance and information exchange between customs systems.

The two countries will normalize their diplomatic relations to this end "It was decided that the Haitian government will send a new ambassador to the Dominican Republic [replacing Daniel Supplice resigned] in the coming days. At the same time, the Dominican government will return its Ambassador Rubén Silié https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-15187-haiti-politic-dr-thinks-about-diplomatics-measures-against-haiti.html in Haitian territory," said Foreign Minister Navarro.

Medina President will pay an official visit to Port-au-Prince [date to be determined], for among other things, sign the agreements through the Joint Bilateral Commission, which will perform weekly technical meetings;

The agreement includes the implementation of several bilateral projects with private capital [Plan Quisqueya];

The two governments also agreed to continue communication and coordination continues for better harmonization of repatriation of Haitian citizens in irregular migratory situation;

The Heads of State of Haiti and Dominican Republic discussed the ban imposed by Haiti on 23 Dominican products. According to the joint statement read out by Chancellor Andrés Navarro, after the end of the meeting it was agreed that in the next 15 days will gather Ministers of Industry and Commerce of the two countries, representatives of entrepreneurs and the European Union and officials of Customs.

This meeting aims to set an agreement to enhance trade and standardization of land transport between the two countries. To this end, the two parties decided to invite experts from the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to be witnesses of this negotiation process and once an agreement has been found, it will be notified to the next meeting of Council for Trade in Goods of the WTO [normal procedure in the case of a trade dispute between two countries https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-15436-icihaiti-economy-dr-would-have-filed-a-complaint-to-wto-against-haiti.html ]

Gustavo Montalvo, the Minister of the Presidency of the Dominican Republic, and Stephanie B. Villedrouin, the Minister of Tourism of Haiti, acting for the Chancellery, will monitor these points and coordination of relations between the two countries.

HL/ SL/ HaitiLibre

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