Dominican president Danilo Medina made unexpected visit to Haiti

Posted by on Monday, October 10, 2016 Under: Haiti/Dominican relations
Image released by the ex-consul of Haiti in Dominican Republic, Edwin Paraison, which is the Dominican President Danilo Medina, and his Haitian counterpart, Jocelerme Privert

Dominican president Danilo Medina has made an unexpected visit to his Haitian counterpart Jocelerme Privert in Port-au-Prince Sunday evening, to personally offered his condolences on behalf of the Dominican people and to "coordinating aid to the victims." after the powerful Hurricane Matthew killed nearly 900 people, displaced some 50.000 and ravaged Haiti, the Dominican Republic's only land neighbor. Matthew also made landfall in the Dominican republic, but as a lesser category hurricane and caused far less damage there.

In 2010, the Dominican Republic was the first country to provide aid to Haiti when an earthquake devastated Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince. Dominican hospitals were open to Haitian victims, over 1.000 doctors and rescue team were sent and Dominican Republic's airports were opened to international flights bringing humanitarian aids to those affected.  The news of Medina's visit to Haiti was confirmed by Administrative Minister of the Presidency, Jose Ramon Peralta.

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