Local September 12, 2023 | 11:44 am

Abinader: “My goal right now is the security of the Dominican Republic”

Santo Domingo.- President Luis Abinader has announced that the Dominican Government’s objective in implementing the measures announced is to safeguard national security, particularly in response to the sociopolitical crisis in Haiti and the construction of a canal in the Masacre River, which violates bilateral agreements between the two nations.

The President emphasized the importance of ensuring the security of the Dominican Republic in both the short and long term. He expressed hope that a peacekeeping force in Haiti could help improve the situation. Abinader acknowledged that the canal construction is not a project of the Haitian Government and does not have its authorization, considering it an informal construction without the involvement of reputable construction companies.

He stressed that the Dominican Republic cannot allow uncontrollable individuals in a neighboring country to act without restraint and that if they cannot be controlled on their side, measures must be taken on the Dominican side to ensure security. Abinader assured that the Dominican border is fully safeguarded and will be further reinforced.

Regarding the international community, the President mentioned that he plans to raise the issue with international organizations but noted that this is not the primary reason for his attendance at the United Nations Congress in New York.

Abinader also announced his intention to meet with the President of Kenya to discuss plans related to military support in Haiti. Kenya has proposed different plans involving the use of military force to protect important buildings in Haiti.

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September 12, 2023 1:55 pm

Strange priorities!! An attack on the DR is one in a billion. The majority of Dominicans would prefer to have water and electricity every day including this writer.

September 13, 2023 4:30 pm
Reply to  Richard

Since the government does not have a magic wand, it make take more than a day to repair decades of corruption and mismanagement. Are you personally able to make the changes faster? Patience is required along with money.

Felix Pierre louis
September 12, 2023 4:56 pm

The Dominican government is putting pressure on Haiti concerning the canal which the Haitian farmers are building nearby the Dominican border. According to the Haitian media, the Dominican’s goal is to prevent the Haitian farmers from using the water resources from the Massacre river which stream of water enters the Haitian side for the fact that future canal would contribute to make many Haitian farmers self sufficient, so they would not have to import goods from Dominicans . The Dominican state will like the Haitians to rely exclusively on the Dominican agricultural industry. The Dominicans have been using all the water resources of the Massacre river, so now they do not want the Haitians to do so, The Haitians want to put an end to the cupidity and greed of the Dominican state. Haiti has as much right to use the canal.

September 12, 2023 7:56 pm

Priorities are not in order ,first provide essentials (electricity ,water ,jobs etc.),than everything will be secure ….

September 13, 2023 4:33 pm
Reply to  Fundador

Would you like the changes made now or are you willing to wait until tomorrow? Many years of corruption and mismanagement can not be corrected in one day. It appears that the government is attempting to improve the situation but patience is required.

September 13, 2023 9:18 pm
Reply to  Edward

Patience is mother of wisdom ,however no changes will be made ever.
No one is giving me confidence that I’ll live to see what they’re promising,im gonna die being patient .

If you’re saying this ,i don’t belive you’re Dominican at all ,just enthusiast who likes things in order …
“Status Quo” is well nested here in order to increase personal gain and wealth that follows,while talking about changes…

You probably heard this Dominican frase ..

“Te prometo ,te prometo hasta qué te lo….m….o…”