President of Dominican Republic asks Haiti to stop construction of canal in border river

President Abinader warned that the Dominican Republic has "many options" from the diplomatic point of view to demand Haiti to stop the work, but insisted that he would like "an agreement in that sense".

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Dominican President Luis Abinader on Monday called on the Haitian government to stop constructing an irrigation canal on the Masacre River, which has caused controversy between the two countries.

"They must stop these works," said the president, answering a question from the press on the sidelines of a ceremony at the National Palace.

Abinader warned that the Dominican Republic has "many options" from the diplomatic point of view to demand Haiti stop the work, but insisted that he would like "an agreement in that sense", so he appealed to the good sense of the neighboring country . . .

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