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Haiti - DR : Abinader discusses again about the situation in Haiti
After a two-hour meeting, all the participants agreed on the unitary drafting of a joint declaration, in relation to the Haitian situation and the challenges and risks that this represents for the Dominican Republic. Abinader stressed that the document serves to launch a new appeal to the international community so that it can help resolve the serious crisis that Haiti is going through.
Joint statement to the national and international community :
"Faced with the crisis that the neighboring Republic of Haiti is going through, the political leadership of the Dominican Republic, in a demonstration of maturity, responsibility and patriotic unity, beyond political, partisan and ideological differences, by subordinating sectoral and particular interests to the national interest, we have united our efforts with the Government in order to direct strong actions to protect our borders, our national security and ensure scrupulous compliance with our migration laws.
Today, Haiti is plunged into a multidimensional crisis which affects its governance and is expressed in humanitarian, citizen, economic, environmental, institutional and political terms. This has brought it to a situation of systemic collapse that has dangerous consequences not only for the Dominican Republic, but for the entire Latin American and Caribbean region, reaching the continent of developed countries and overseas departments.
We ask the international community, in particular the United States, France, Canada and the European Union, as well as all the democratic nations of our America, to assume without further delay an effort to help and serious and consistent collaboration to save Haiti. We fully subscribe to the foreign policy approach decisively adopted by the Dominican State, echoing a great national clamor, that there is not and will not be of Dominican solution to the problems of Haiti.
We also invite the Dominican people and all sectors of national life, in this crisis, to join in this collective effort of the entire political leadership of the Nation. As our eminent humanist Pedro Henríquez Ureña said : 'The ideal of civilization is not the complete unification of all men and all countries, but the consideration of all differences in a harmony'.
Finally, we reaffirm the policy of good neighborliness with the Haitian people, based on non-intervention and mutual respect for sovereignty, as well as on the necessary contribution of each, of its territory, it must contribute to the security of its nationals and the preservation of livelihoods, and essential to human dignity as a fundamental pillar of a social and democratic state of law."
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