Santo Domingo.- President Luis Abinader reported this Thursday at 6:00 am Friday, September 15, all borders of the Dominican Republic, land, sea and air, are closed.
The president added that They will continue the plan they established in the National Security Council and, in this sense, he declared that the Ministry of Defence prepared, with the National Army, the Navy and the Air Force to fulfill the established provision.
The head of state determined that, despite the provision, Talks with the Government of Haiti continue while remembering that the same Government of the neighboring country admits that there are problems in controlling its territory.
“And if there are uncontrollable things there, the Government of Haiti can’t control it, but the Government of the Dominican Republic can’t control it,” Abinader assured.
He described the construction of the Masacre River canal as foolish and said that it is a not enough work without any kind of engineering, that is a challenge which this Government will not accept.
President Abinader expressed himself in these terms when approached by the press at the end of the delivery ceremony of 20 of the 26 High Tactical Mobility armored vehicles URO brand, VAMTAC ST5 model of the Army, to strengthen the powers of this institution, where he assures that the Armed Forces of the Dominican Republic are in the best conditions and ready for any eventuality.
The president declared that there would be no violence in the Dominican Republic and guaranteed that, if not, Military institutions are ready to maintain peace and guarantee the lives of Dominicans.
“There is no violence in this area, we are ready to control it, there is no violence here; “You can be sure that something is very isolated, but the Army, Armed Forces and National Police are ready,” he emphasized.
And I added: “We are ready and we have several weeks, not only for this situation but also for any peacekeeping force that goes to Haiti and we protect ourselves on our side,” he declared.
The president stated that in his visit next week to the United Nations Summit in New York, state the situation experienced by the country of Haiti.
“You know that next week I will be at the UN and we will be in contact with the different countries that are preparing this action and we, as you know, will not participate, but we will be here to protect the territory. and human life. of the Dominicans”, he pointed out.
The border will remain closed as long as necessary
He stated that the border will remain closed as long as necessary to eliminate the provocative action and said that he The diplomatic corps of the two countries are continuing the talks to resolve the conflict despite the limitation of the Government of Haiti against that group.
The ruler reported that by Directorate General of Migration Instructions are given prohibiting entry to nine Haitian provocateurs who is behind the action.
Vehicles with the highest technology in vehicle telemetry and satellite connectivity
The cars that were delivered were announced in December last year by the president and have the most The high-tech telemetry of the vehicle, which allows the connection to the mobile satellite during the patrol with high-definition cameras in real time, simultaneous communication in emergencies, access to ultra-speed mobile internet in remote areas for troops, control of drivers and mechanical conditions of each unit (live computerized engine diagnosis).
The head of State, as the supreme authority of the Armed Forces and National Police, was received with military style honors, to the tune of the notes of the national anthem performed by the Army music band. The troops of the First Infantry Brigade, ERD, held a military parade in his honor.
In the event, held at the “Major General Tommy R. Fernández Alarcón, ERD” ceremonial plaza, in the esplanade of the 16 de Agosto Military Camp, President Abinader handed over the keys to the cars to the General Commander of the Army of the Dominican Republic, Major General Carlos Antonio Fernández Onofre.
During the event, the commander general of the Army described the delivery as a transcendental truth in terms of surgical equipment which guarantees the continuity of a stronger army to protect the sovereignty and independence of the Dominican nation.
Fernández Onofre highlighted the effective actions taken to strengthen the capabilities of the Army, which, he said, would not be possible without the strategic vision of President Abinader, who guided the Armed Forces on the path of technology and modernity as it did the biggest pay rise ever, border incentives, cars and delivery supplies that They restored human dignity to the military.
President Abinader was accompanied by the Administrative Minister of the Presidency, Jose Ignacio Paliza; the Deputy Minister of Defense for Naval and Coastal Affairs, Vice Admiral Ramón Gustavo Betances Hernández, on behalf of the Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Carlos Luciano Díaz Morfa; for Military Affairs, Major General Julio Ernesto Florian Perez; for Air and Space Affairs, Major General Pilot Leonel Amílcar Munoz Noboa; the Deputy Minister of Security Coordination, Jose Martin Enrique Rivera Gabirondo, and the Director General of the Budget, Jose Rijo Presbot.
Also, the general commander of the Dominican Navy, Vice Admiral Agustín Alberto Morillo Rodríguez, and of the Dominican Air Force, aviation technical major general Carlos Ramón Febrillet Rodríguez; the director general of the National Police, Major General Eduardo Alberto Then; the president of the National Drug Control Directorate (DNCD), Vice Admiral José Manuel Cabrera Ulloa, and the land, naval and air military advisor of the Executive Branch, pilot Major General Juan Manuel Jiménez García.