Dominican Republic and Haiti agree in Caracas on issues to restart the talks
CARACAS. The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, announced yesterday that the Dominican Republic and Haiti decided to make up a high level commission that would deal with and seek a solution to a group of problems in which during the past few months the governments of both nations have been “dealing with.”
The Venezuelan president said that the commission will be made up of five members from each country.
Maduro reported on the makeup of the bi-lateral commission as he gave a speech during an act in honor of the Liberator Simon Bolivar in the Venezuelan National Pantheon, which was attended by presidents and chief of state of 20 countries that took part in the II Extraordinary Summit ALBA-TCP-PETROCARIBE, which was held yesterday in Caracas.
“So I can announce the creation of this high level commission which was decided on by presidents Danilo Medina and Michel Martelly, in order to take care of diverse issues of the bi-lateral agenda and seek a fair, correct and balanced solution,” he said.
The President of Venezuela said that Medina and Martelly decided to invite his country to the dialogue, which will also incorporate the United Nations, the European Union and Caricom.
“The two states will work with determination and good faith. They will deal satisfactorily for the mutual benefit on such issues as immigration, commerce, the environment, security and others,” he pointed out.
Maduro suggested to presidents Medina and Martelly, who he called brothers, that they can count modestly but with a lot of determination and love, on the contribution of Venezuela to go channeling the issues and to help in everything that it can so that the Dominican Republic and Haiti can make “good news for the union of our Caribbean and our Latin America.”
“We are obligated by history to resolve our problems through talks, with diplomacy, with evenness, with love and leave for the future times a new Latin America, in prosperity, with a true road to union and that nobody, never can break us up, break us up again, this has to be the commitment,” said Maduro in an energetic manner.
The meeting between Medina and Martelly was carried out last Monday night and was sponsored by Maduro.
The Dominican Republic and Haiti suspended last 27 November the conversations with Haiti because of the failure of the neighboring country to comply with an agreement that they had signed which established the prioritizing of the talks in order to find a solution to the persons affected by the sentence 168-13 by the Constitutional Tribunal and the Haitian authorities presenting the case to Caricom.
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