Local July 3, 2015 | 9:04 am

Dominican Foreign chief slams Haiti OAS envoy on ‘defamation’

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s Foreign Minister on Thursday called statements by Haiti Ambassador to the OAS, defamation, lies and total disrespect to his country.

Andrés Navarro said he was astonished with Haiti’s ambassador Bocchit Edmond’s speech at the recent OAS meeting and that he hopes the statements don’t represent the government in Port-au-Prince headed by Michel Martelly.

"I will confess to you, as foreign minister of the Dominican Republic, I’ve met with various Haitian foreign ministers many times and have coincided that the period in which I exercised this function and in either case, nor in my conversations with president Martelly in Brussels a week ago, the level of defamation, lies, as the ambassador who is here has exhibited," Navarro said.

Navarro stressed “extreme surprise “with Edmond’s statements. “What the ambassador of the Republic of Haiti has said here is an act of defamation. They have been words of total disrespect toward the Dominican Republic.”

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