The new Chancellor met his Dominican counterpart
At the end of March, the new Chancellor of Haiti Antonio Rodrigue met with his Dominican counterpart Miguel Vargas at the conclusion of the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM), held in Kingston in Jamaica. The two Chancellors were accompanied by several officials from their respective countries.
At this bilateral meeting, the Dominican Chancellor recalled the position of the Dominican Government faced the Haiti’s foreign policy, underlining the excellent relations, openness and goodwill manifested both by the Dominican President Danilo Medina and by the new President of Haiti Jovenel Moïse.
He referred to the Tripartite Agreement (Haiti, Dominican Republic, United States) signed in Laredo (Texas) at the end of 2016, which envisaged the establishment, through a binational committee, of a comprehensive program for the modernization of Border area between the two nations of the island. He mentioned the important investment opportunities, the development of infrastructures in the border area (roads, hospitals, schools, housing, industry etc…) the formalization of trade. Vargas stressed that entrepreneurs from several countries were interested in investing in the development of the border area, which would generate a lot of jobs for both countries.
The Dominican Chancellor finally spoke of the possibility of organizing a meeting between Presidents Medina and Moïse.
For his part, Antonio Rodrigue, Haiti’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, positively assessed the meeting with his Dominican counterpart and expressed the great interest of Haiti to continue deepening the ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries “In Haiti there is a willingness to work together with the Dominican Republic, and as a minister, we are ready to continue to deepen these relations.”
He recognized the importance for Haiti the levels of relations and trade with the Dominican Republic and also addressed the issue of the significant presence of Haitian nationals on Dominican territory.