HAITI ASKS DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FOR MORE SAFETY ON ROADS
(Prensa Latina) -
Santo Domingo - The Haitian government asked the local authorities for greater safety on the roads, after the assault on a Haitian minister on a trip to the Dominican Republic.
An official statement released on Sunday in the Haitian press deplores the continued perpetration of such incidents on the Dominican roads heading for Haiti.
The Haitian government confirmed the assault on Daniel Supplice, minister for Haitian nationals abroad, which occurred late Thursday while traveling on the Duarte highway, close to Santiago de los Caballeros city.
The vehicle where Supplice was traveling with his family was intercepted by four men dressed in uniforms of the Dominican police.
According to the Haitian Foreign Ministry, its occupants were taken at gunpoint to a dark place and stripped of their belongings.
The statement points out that once the authorities learnt of the situation, Haitian Foreign Minister Laurent Lamothe met with his Dominican counterpart Carlos Morales Troncoso, who alerted the immigration services and General Staff of the Armed Forces to safeguard the victims´ lives and start searching for the assailants.
The Haitian Foreign Ministry notes that this is a situation that could harm the good relations between the two countries.