Speech by Medina at CELAC attracts great respect
SD. A whirlwind of opinions in favor has been brought up in political and religious spheres as well as among important personalities in the country, by the defense of the country’s sovereignty taken up by President Danilo Medina during his participation at the II Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).
The National Council of Private Enterprise (Conep) expressed its complete backing of the defense of the nation’s image and the sovereign powers of the Dominican state regarding issues of immigration. “One of the major good choices of the government has been the priority given to the talks between both countries, which will contribute to the solution of the differences and to the establishment of an agenda of constructive cooperation between both countries,” said the Conep.
For his part, the president of the Dominican Council of Evangelical Unity (Codue), the reverend Fidel Lorenzo Meran, said that he applauded and appreciated the fact that the Chief of State talked in such an energetic manner to the other presidents; “He did what he had to do.”
In his judgment, the assessments made by some of the foreign dignitaries were damaging to the country and as a result the statements (by Medina) were appropriate.
Monsignor Agripino Nuñez Collado said that all Dominicans “should feel proud of having a President with this awareness so clear of his responsibility and of preserving that which Duarte fought, to have a republic that is free, independent and sovereign, that does not admit interference from any foreign power.”
He noted that Medina had the ideal scenario and he said that he was confident that “those who want something else will let the two countries (Haiti and the Dominican Republic) come to an understanding.”
The Reformist Deputy Victor (Ito) Bisono said that today is the day to close ranks behind Medina’s position, since the country has been the target of the most unfair accusations that go from xenophobia to the massive violations of human rights, all of which is completely false.
Historian Jose del Castillo stressed that as a Dominican he was proud of the firm position taken by the President, who explained to the leaders of the other countries the rights of the State to regulate immigration.
The United Leftist Movement (MIU) said that the unfortunate intervention by the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves was an unfortunate, impudent intervention in which Gonsalves used the wrong stage.
The other side of the coin was presented by the Recono.cido Movement which said that Medina joined the sectors interested in confusing the issue of massive denationalization with that of the diplomatic relations between the Dominican state and Haiti.
Also the political scientist Pedro Catrain criticized the position taken by the Dominican leader at the Summit, which made him look like a XX century politician.
In the Facebook and Twitter social networks there were hundreds of users sharing the video in which Medina in an energetic manner says that he will not accept any threats against the country. Many said in their commentaries that they felt proud of the defense presented by the President. “Danilo Medina’s position at #Celac regarding the 1689-13 case of the TC fills the Dominican people with hope and heroism,” one Tweeter published.
Others considered the speech to be populist and that Medina should take a position just as firm regarding other issues on the national agenda. “Danilo Medina, in order to appease one sector, lied yesterday, and he gave a populist shot at CELAC,” said another Twitter. Meanwhile in Facebook on user said “if Danilo Medina keeps on like this, he will be remembered like Bosch, if he improves his record, he will be remembered like Juan Pablo Duarte.”
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