Delegation to Haiti will define repatriations
SANTO DOMINGO. The Haitian ambassador in Santo Domingo, Daniel Supplice, revealed that a high level Dominican delegation will travel today to his country in order to review the protocols which will be put into play with the repatriations of their citizens.
He indicated that the delegation from the Dominican Republic will be composed of members of the ministries of Interior and Police as well as Foreign Relations. He did not mention what time the meeting would take place. He explained that the meeting comes about because of the different dates issued by Dominican institutions regarding the repatriations. Some, that said they would begin on 18 June, generated tension within the Haitian government; “We did not know what to believe or who to believe.”
He said that according to the information supplied by Chancellor Andres Navarro, after a period of 45 days granted to complete the documentation of those registered under the plan, the repatriations would commence.
“There is tension in the (Haitian) government and it is because of this that tomorrow (today) a high-level delegation from the Dominican Republic will travel to Haiti and I will also go there in order to assure myself that everything is going well,” he recited as he took part in the program “El Despertador” (the Alarm Clock) on Channel 9.
The diplomat said that there is a protocol for repatriations which dates from 1999, “and we understand that there has to be some changes of things within this protocol and the meeting tomorrow (today) will be to assure ourselves that those changes that are necessary can be done.”
Likewise, Supplice said that in his country they do not know exactly how many Haitians live here. “There is talk of 500,000, 1 million, nobody knows; what we do know is information from the Dominican government, that there are nearly 300,000 who registered in the Plan of Normalization, of which 96% are Haitian,” he noted.
June 23, 2015
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