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Dominican Republic leader chills on Haiti visit

Santo Domingo.-  Foreign minister Andres Navarro said Monday that the date for Haiti presidents Michel Martelly and Dominican counterpart Danilo Medina to meet has yet to be decided.

The official´s announcement comes after several sectors criticized the government´s apparent anxiousness for the summit despite concern for Medina´s safety in Haiti.

Navarro said during the next 15 days each country´s economic sector is carrying out internal talks prior to setting the date, noting that trade relations figure among the topics agreed in the cabinet-level meeting.

In Dominican Republic´s case talks have been held with merchants at the various border towns and a meeting with business leaders is set for this week.

He said after that the date for the binational meeting at the ministerial level will be established, to assess the feasibility of Medina’s visit to Haiti. “We expect that the Haitians are doing the same.”

He said the main reason for Medina to meet with Martelly is to get Haiti to lift its continuing ban on the entry overland of 23 Dominican products.

New envoy

Navarro also confirmed Port-au-Prince´s request of Santo Domingo´s placet for ambassador-designee Magali Maglore.

Source: DT

Oct 26, 2015

Category: DR News |

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