The Dominican Republic and Haiti have met with the aim of improving communication between security operatives on both sides of the border
Through the MCBS-UE (Multi Country Border Security Programme-EU)cooperation project to combat organised crime in the Caribbean, which is financed by the European Union and managed by the FIIAPP, “a round table has been held to improve the security conditions of the southern border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti”. This first round table to be held has been organised in Pedernales – Anse-à Pître (southern border of the two Caribbean countries) for the heads of security-related institutions.
For three days, 10 representatives from the department of migration services, customs and border security forces have worked together with the aim of identifying common security problems. This round table has also made it possible to contact all the representatives of the institutions involved in security matters on both sides of the border. This has enabled a consensus to be reached and a roadmap to be drawn up that will improve cross-border security at the southern border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
This type of mediation activity is highly valued by the authorities on both sides of the border, since these meetings represent an opportunity for the institutions of the two countries to sit down and openly discuss the implementation of joint public security policies.