UN envoy holds talks about protecting Haitian-Dominican border against crime

14 December 2007

A senior United Nations envoy is holding talks today with officials in the Dominican Republic about how to improve the border security of Haiti, where the UN has a peacekeeping operation to try to help stabilize the country after years of violence and misrule.

Hédi Annabi, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Haiti, is expected to discuss how blue helmets with the UN mission (known as MINUSTAH) can contribute to improving the security along the Haitian-Dominican border, UN spokesperson Marie Okabe told reporters.

The mandate of MINUSTAH – which was established by the Security Council in 2004 – was recently expanded to allow the mission to help Haitian authorities secure their border against drug trafficking and other criminal activities.


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