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Haiti - DR : The Government confirms that the wall of the Dominicans respects the Haitian territory
19/03/2019 10:34:43

Haiti - DR : The Government confirms that the wall of the Dominicans respects the Haitian territory
Reacting to violent border incidents in the Carrizal community of Elías Piña at the height of pyramid 181, where the Dominican Republic builds an important multi-agency complex fenced by a wall (object of the conflict) https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-27122-haiti-security-the-dominicans-explain-the-construction-work-at-the-border.html Jean-Marie Reynaldo Brunet, the Ministry of the Interior notes that the construction these infrastructures close to the border line have been causing a situation of confusion and tension in the area for a few days. The contestation by Belladèrois, of the right of the property of the spaces where these sites are implanted by the Dominicans, gave rise to escalations and in particular to the bloody confrontations (between Haitians and Dominicans) registered on March 15, 2019 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-27194-haiti-flash-violent-confrontation-at-the-border-between-haitians-and-dominican-soldiers.html

The Ministry reminds the population of the area and all those interested in the matter that the two States have agreed on the boundary line delimiting the two territories, based on the Treaties, Agreements and Border Review Conventions of January 21, 1929, February 27 1935, March 9, 1936, thus materialized by bounds.

It informs that an administrative and technical investigation aimed at establishing the location of the Dominican infrastructures under construction, at the base of the controversies, was already in progress and that governmental emissaries of the Ministries of the Interior, Defense, Foreign Affairs, the Interministerial Committee for Territorial Development (CIAT) and the National Center for Geospatial Information (CNIGS), were dispatched to the scene, including February 19 and March 14.

An analysis of the geolocated cartographic records and the verification of the geographical referencing were carried out, compared to the line of the border between the two countries. As a result, according to the results of these studies, the Dominican infrastructures in question, located between the RH/RD 181 and RH 182 terminals, are on the "east" side of the border line, are in Dominican territory.

As a result, the Ministry instructed local authorities to inform the population of the situation and to enforce the legal provisions relating to border management."

In the Dominican Republic, a high-level military commission to investigate the clashes of March 15, which killed 1 person and injured at least 2 on the Haitian side, including Vice-Admiral Néstor Félix Pimentel, Inspector General of Forces Major General Estanislao Gonell Regalado on Saturday visited the border community of Carrizal, Elias Piña, to launch an in-depth investigation into the circumstances of this incident, allegedly due to unfounded rumors that Haitians that the Dominicans were building infrastructure and a wall on land owned by Haiti.

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