Santo Domingo. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIREX) announced on 19 December that Foreign Minister Roberto Alvarez will travel this week to New York to participate in a meeting of the UN Security Council to follow up on Resolution 2645 which extends the permanence of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) and which orders the body to meet every 90 days to update the situation in that country.
MIREX said that the foreign minister «will once again express the support of the Dominican Republic to the proposal of the secretary general of this organization, António Guterres, in the sense that while the aid for the training of the Haitian police is being consolidated, a robust force is necessary, capable of recovering peace and putting an end to the violence unleashed by the armed gangs, infiltrated by the political and economic power», in coherence with previous positions.
According to the Foreign Ministry’s announcement, Roberto Alvarez is expected to «draw attention to the serious humanitarian and insecurity situation in Haiti, which keeps a large part of the population locked in their homes without access to basic services such as health, food and education».
During his participation in the meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, December 21, Minister Alvarez will be accompanied by the Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic to the UN, José Blanco.