R.Dominicana will not pay ransom for its citizens kidnapped in Haiti

The Dominican State does not negotiate with "terrorists" and of "no way" will pay for the ransom of some of its citizens kidnapped in Haiti, said Thursday the Vice Minister of Consular and Immigration Affairs, Jetzel Román.

The official referred to the situation of a Dominican driver who was driving a hijacked bus last Sunday in Haiti, together with a group of Turkish and Haitian citizens.

"In Haiti private payments are made (to free hostages), but the Dominican State does not pay for kidnappings, nor do other states pay"said the official at a press conference.

Román affirmed that around that case there has been "advanced" in the process, but not all available information can be offered to protect the integrity of the plagiarized.

"We ask for understanding for dealing with situations like these. We cannot offer all the information on how things flow", he added.

Last Monday, the Foreign Ministry reported that Román met with the relatives of the kidnapped driver to establish contact "unique and direct" between the institution and these "manage communication effectively, avoiding misinformation by third parties".

The bus, in which 17 people were traveling in total, according to the list of the Metro transport company, was kidnapped by the powerful armed group 400 Mawozo in the commune of Croix-des-Bouquets, when making the route between Santo Domingo and Port-au-Prince.

Eight Turkish citizens and eight Haitians were traveling in the vehicle, seven of them passengers and the stewardess, in addition to the Dominican driver.

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