Dominican Republic signs seven agreements with Haiti

On commerce and investments, tourism and more

Presidents Leonel Fernández (Dominican Republic) and Michel Martelly (Haiti) reinforced today cooperation through seven accords on commerce and investments, tourism, border transport and security, education, emigration and environment, including one in which Venezuela funds reconstruction projects in Haiti.

Both heads of state also signed a bilateral protocol, with support from Venezuela, and through the Bolivarian Fund of Solidarity with Haiti and a framework agreement on collaboration between their ministries of Planning and International Cooperation.

Contribution from different Latin American countries will help develop different projects to reconstruct Port-au-Prince and other cities razed by the Jan 12, 2010 massive quake and will help mobilize forces to rebuild Haiti, Dominican Foreign Minister Carlos Morales Troncoso told the media in Palacio Nacional.

The accords are part of the Bilateral Joint Commission agenda, founded in 1996, that resumed its sessions with this visit and help arrange joint actions on emigration, security -that proposes containing together drug, arms and trafficking and contraband- and environment.

On education, the parties arranged resuming the school year at Henri Christophe University of Limonde which was built at the initiative of the President to host some 10,000 students.

Dominican Republic Live, from Prensa Latina, 27.03.12, 10.15am

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