Santo Domingo.- Dominican and Haitian business leaders agreed Thursday to institutionalize the dialogue mechanism as a permanent forum to discuss trade issues affecting their sectors.
The announcement came after a bilateral meeting at the Foreign Affairs Ministry as follow-up to the Binational Business Summit held in Miami August 27.
The Dominican Foreign Ministry as well as Haiti’s Office of the Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe reiterated their governments’ support of the dialogue between Haitian and Dominican entrepreneurs.
"Business meetings reflect the good relations between the two countries and show how it is possible, through open and frank dialogue, to arrive at solutions that serve the interests of both countries," said Dominican Foreign Minister Carlos Morales.
Lamothe said by supporting the institutionalization of a corporate dialogue," our governments are demonstrating their commitment to the resolution of longstanding issues affecting trade and investment in our two countries."
The dialogue also comes after months of gridlock over the exports of Dominican products to Haiti, whose government has imposed bans on alleged lack of quality.