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Dominican Republic to establish additional border posts with Haiti

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 10:06 AM
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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, CMC -The Dominican Republic has announced plans to end the year with ten new inter-agency border posts to improve control of movement with neighbouring Haiti.

Earlier this week, defence minister, Lieutenant General Rubén Paulino Sem, said positions have already been inaugurated and the goal is to reach ten by year end.

“We are not only improving the land border controls, but also the maritime and aerial controls of our spaces. And that’s why the construction of inter-agency posts has been increasing,” said Sem in a statement to the press following a meeting with President Danilo Medina.

“The security of the border is the main mission of our armed forces,” he said.

The inter-agency positions have the presence of officials from various ministries and public bodies, to centralise in one place border, customs, security, drug, health, and environmental surveillance controls.

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