The Minister of the Interior and Police, Jesus Vasquez, described the statements of the Haitian Foreign Minister, Claude Joseph, and his views on the situation in the Dominican Republic as “reckless and misleading”.
On Monday afternoon, Claude Joseph confirmed, via his Twitter account, that the Dominican Republic is witnessing an “increase in crime”, which angered various leaders for not thanking them for the help they receive from the Dominicans.
This came in response to a tweet by the Dominican president urging the international community to act to stop the social and political crisis that Haitians are going through.
Jesus Vasquez, in his social networks, expressed that in “the Dominican Republic there is a situation completely different from that of the neighboring country” and highlighted that “the Dominican government was the most supportive of the Haitian crisis”.
Abel Martinez, Mayor of Santiago, also demonstrated his position in the tweet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, stressing that the Dominican government has always been in solidarity with Haiti and stressing that it is time for the neighboring country to “look for other solutions”.
As a result of the recent events, the President of the Republic, Luis Abenader, called on all Dominicans not to visit Haiti due to the insecurity they are experiencing.
The statements of the Foreign Minister of Haiti, Claude Joseph, are reckless and misleading, because the Dominican reality is very different from the reality of the neighboring country. In addition, the Dominican government has been the most supportive when it comes to cooperating with the Haiti crisis.Tweet embed #Haiti
– Jesus you. Vasquez (chuvasquez) November 2, 2021