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Haiti's President-elect Jovenel Moise, met with his homologue Danilo Medina at the Dominican republic's National Palace in Santo Domingo, where they had a State dinner with business leaders of both countries. 

Speaking to the press at the airport Monday night, Jovenel Moise affirms that his decision to visit Haiti's only land neighbor even before he takes office is to show the "evidence of close brotherhood" between both nations.

Main topics of discussion were around trade, tourism, energy, but mainly trade relating to the bans that Haiti has imposed to numerous Dominican products, such as eggs, flour, cement, soap, and other everyday products; bans that were implemented under the Michel Martelly administration.

Jovenel Moise who had campaigned on a platform of job creation, the revival of Haiti's agriculture and the rebuilding of the country's infrastructures will most likely not reverse these bans, as they are viewed very favorably in Haiti, and have received, since their implementation, the approval of Haiti's powerful Forum Economic made up of some of the most prominent financials who has called for more ban to support locally made products.


Haiti is the Dominican republic's second largest trading partners. Dominican exports to Haiti in 2015 was over 2 billion dollars, while that of Haiti to the Dominican Republic was a little over $100 million for the same period.

Jovenel Moise also took the opportunity to invite the Dominican President Danilo Medina, to his inauguration on February 7th, 2017.