Dominican, Haitian ministers to meet after weeks of tension
Santo Domingo.- After weeks of tense incidents which have hurt bilateral relations including the temporary closing of Dominican consulates in Haiti, the foreign ministers of Hispaniola will meet in Guatemala Tuesday, as part of the 20th annual meeting of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) Council of Ministers
In the meeting whose time wasn’t announced, Dominican Foreign minister Andrés Navarro, and Haiti’s Pierre Duly Brutus are expected to resume the political dialogue.
The Dominican Foreign Ministry said Navarro headed meetings with the Dominican ambassador and the five consuls in Haiti last weekend, to coordinate the normalization of their functions.
The diplomatic flaps between Haiti and Dominican Republic since January culminated in violent protests at Anse-à-Pitre near the town of Pedernales (southwest), when Haitians demanded the release of three fishermen arrested in Dominican waters.
Calm returned after Haiti authorities provided safe passage for Dominican consulate personnel in that town who were in lockdown at the facility on fear of being attacked.