OAS says Haiti-Dominican Republic migrant ‘crisis’ must be dealt with: EFE
Santo Domingo.- Organization of American States (OAS) secretary general Luis Almagro on Wednesday called on Haiti and Dominican Republic officials to meet to deal with what he describes as an immigration crisis on Hispaniola, EFE reports.
"We need to address the issue with some urgency. We would like to have a meeting with both sides at once," Almagro told CNN En Español. "The mission (OAS) met with Dominican and Haitian authorities separately. We have to bring both parties together to compare the ideas and implement a program to solve this."
OAS political affairs director Francisco Guerrero headed the delegation, which visited Haiti and the Dominican Republic from July 10 to14 invited by both countries to "build bridges," gathered information with which to render a detailed report.
The mission’s report will be concluded next week, Almagro said. "There’s good progress but we need to achieve a definitive solution to this problem.”