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Haiti cannot wait any longer, Foreign Minister Roberto Alvarez told the 77th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on 21 September 2022 when commenting on the spiraling out of control of the multidimensional crisis in Haiti. Alvarez spoke for President Luis Abinader, when the later cancelled his participation to be present to lead the Hurricane Fiona recovery efforts in eastern Dominican Republic.

Speaking at the 77th session in New York, Alvarez advocated for a greater role of the General Assembly. Alvarez said the Dominican Republic firmly supports what UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in an interview on French television on 18 September 2022 when he remarked it was vital to deal with security in Haiti. Guterres made the point that until assistance to the Haitian National Police capacity is strengthened, there needs to be a robust...

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