Port-au-Prince.- Haiti Prime minister Michele Pierre-Louis on Thursday said the recent incidents involving her compatriots and Dominican Republic could jeopardize the "good neighbor" relations of both nations, just two days after the latter’s President, Leonel Fernandez, asked the Ibero-American community to accept Haiti as a member, as a “historic reparation.”
"Recurrent aggressions, gratuitous murders, harassments, untimely repatriations, border incidents in which our fellow citizens are victims and fellow citizens defy our consciousness brings back to and question our humanity," Pierre-Louis said.
The Haitian Government leader said the incidents of recent weeks affect Haiti-Dominican relations Republic, among them the lynching of a Haitian in Santo Domingo as a crowd cheered, could harm the good relations the two countries should have.
The official, speaking during an activity to announce the works of the Haitian part of Bilateral Commission between her country and Dominican Republic, noted her Government’s high-priority topics. “The role of the Mixed Commission is to consider the questions of State between both countries that share the island (Hispaniola) and raise them at a level of dialogue and reciprocal understanding," with topics including agriculture, trade, the environment, education, culture, health, tourism, migration, sports, public safety and human rights.
Through the effort, Pierre-Louis expects both nations to "clear up the climate" and commit to a new paradigm of cooperation", and that a future meeting is expected between both countries at the level of ministers or heads of State.