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Medina asks for joint effort by Dominican Republic and Haiti on normalization

SD. President Danilo Medina said yesterday that in order to carry out the National Plan of Normalization it is necessary for both the Dominican Republic and Haiti to participate and make an effort.

“The two countries have to take part and make an effort,” Medina said after attending the wake of the sergeant of the National Police Jose Francisco Hernandez who was killed by criminals in order to steal his sidearm.

In the same sense, the president of the Senate, Reinaldo Pared Perez said that that Haitian government should be an ally of the Dominican government in the application of the law that established a special regime for persons born in the national territory and regarding naturalization.

The President said that Venezuela is cooperating with Haiti in order to prepare a civil registry that could provide identification to Haitian citizens. “In Haiti there are problems with the documentation of the people, but I also know that the government of Venezuela is collaborating with then in the creation of a civil registry for the people and what we want is that they can collaborate in order to speed up the process.”

After the start of the Normalization Plan, hundreds of Haitians have complained that their country has upped the cost of issuing the legal documents, besides the fact that they have put dates that are beyond the period for the Plan.

Reinaldo Pared Perez said that this law was the best alternative, the most feasible and doable in order to facilitate the application of sentence number 168-13. “I understand that the Haitian government should become an ally for the application of this law because it benefits both countries and not only does it benefit both countries, but it also goes towards making the immigration issue more transparent in the Dominican Republic, basically with regard to the Haitian migration.”

Resignation of Carlos Morales

The rumor that the Minister of Foreign Relations and leader of the Reformist Party, Carlos Morales Troncoso, had resigned from his position because of the firing of officials of this ministry was handled as a rumor by the President.

“If it is a rumor, we will see. I did not know this. You are the ones telling me,” said the President when questioned by the reporters.


When he was asked whether he talked with Pope Francis about the former Papal Nuncio Josef Wesolowski and the possibility of extradition, President Medina said “I have already said that we talked about many things and I cannot reveal what was said because I would interfere.”

Source: DiarioLibre

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