Josep Borrell advocates international intervention in Haiti

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell – Europa Press/Contacto/Nicolas Maeterlinck

The High Representative of the European Union, Josep Borrell, has defended this Monday an international intervention in Haiti to help the country to get out of the »dramatic» situation it is going through.

In declarations together with the President of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader, the High Representative defended the actions promoted by Santo Domingo in the neighboring country, which registers, in Borrell’s words, a »permanent attack on Human Rights».

Whatever initiative they take, we will support it. Haiti needs an international intervention to allow this people to get out of the dramatic situation in which it finds itself», he affirmed, in declarations after the Ibero-American summit held this past weekend in the Dominican Republic.

During the summit, the Ibero-American leaders expressed their concern about the humanitarian crisis in Haiti, and urged the international community to join efforts to »find a way out» of the situation.

13 MILLION COOPERATION PROJECT Borrell announced a 13 million euro cooperation project with the Dominican Republic to advance the country’s climate transition and improve sanitary standards to boost exports from the island.

The head of European diplomacy has described the Dominican Republic as a »strong anchor» of the EU in the area that facilitates cooperation with the entire Caribbean region and South America.

They are a good pole for Latin America as a whole», he said, insisting that the July summit of EU and Latin American leaders in Brussels will be another good opportunity to develop the relationship.