Dominican Foreign Minister Roberto Álvarez will travel this week to New York City, United States, to participate in a meeting of the United Nations (UN) Security Council to discuss the situation in Haiti.
According to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the meeting will follow up on resolution 2645, which establishes the extension of the permanence of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (Binuh) and which orders that the body meet every 90 days to update the situation in that country.
“Álvarez will once again raise the support of the Dominican Republic for what was proposed by the secretary general of this body, António Guterres, in the sense that while aid for the training of the Haitian police is consolidated, a robust force is necessary, capable of recovering peace and put an end to the violence unleashed by the armed gangs, infiltrated by the political and economic power”, explained the press release.
He also pointed out that the foreign minister will draw attention to the serious humanitarian and insecurity situation in Haiti and that keeps a large part of the population locked up in their homes without being able to access basic services such as: health, food and education.
During his participation in the meeting scheduled for this Wednesday, December 21st, the minister will be accompanied by the ambassador, permanent representative of the Dominican Republic to the UN, José Blanco.