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Haiti - DR : The Federations of Haitian Mayors and Dominicans sign a cooperation agreement
15/09/2019 10:30:29

Haiti - DR : The Federations of Haitian Mayors and Dominicans sign a cooperation agreement
Jude Édouard Pierre, President of the National Federation of Mayors of Haiti (FENAMH) and Mayor of Carrefour and René Polanco President of the Dominican Federation of Municipalities (FEDOMU) in the presence of the Mayors of the two Federations, the Ambassadors of the Dominican Republic Alberto Emilio Despradel Cabral, the Spanish Ambassador Pedro Sanz Serrano and a Spanish delegation, initialed on September 11 in Pétion-ville, an agreement of support to the reinforcement of the municipal system and the decentralization in Haiti, with financial and technical support from the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID)

This MOU aims to institutionalize collaboration and cooperation between island municipalities to promote the development of both nations. In this context, the two Federations will develop exchange programs between municipal authorities and civil servants for the transfer of knowledge, information and experience.

In his speech, Jude Édouard Pierre said "The different mayors have decided to join hands in building a better future for both peoples [...] they are committed to avoiding political speeches that fuel hatred and xenophobia..." stating that at the regional level, the promotion of a dialogue on the municipal issue, will be made between the mayors of the two countries with particular attention to border issues and encouraged the mayors and Haitian mayors to get together to build a better future and more serene.

The agreement has a funding of 130,000 euros from AECID over a period of five years, renewable automatically unless written objection served by one of the parties before the deadline.

Recall that in June 2019, FENAMH and FEDOMU had already signed an agreement to promote mutual cooperation relations to encourage and develop rapprochement and respect between the two mayors' federations https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-27923-icihaiti-politic-the-federations-of-the-mayors-of-haiti-and-the-dominican-republic-sign-an-agreement.html

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