Dominican diplomat Carlos Guillén has been freed four days after he was abducted by a gang in Haiti, an official says.
Dominican Republic’s foreign minister, Roberto Álvarez, wrote on Twitter that Mr Guillén was “safe and sound”.
Mr Álvarez did not say how Mr Guillén had been freed but thanked “all those who actively took part in his release”.
Kidnappings for ransom have surged in Haiti in the past two years.
More than 1,200 people, 81 of them foreign nationals, were abducted last year, according to Haiti’s Center for Analysis and Research on Human Rights.
One of Haiti’s most powerful gangs, 400 Mawozo, is thought to be behind many of the kidnappings, including that of Mr Guillén.
The Dominican ambassador said members of 400 Mawozo seized Mr Guillén while he was travelling from Haiti’s capital, where he served as agricultural attaché, to neighbouring Dominican Republic by road.
The gang has its stronghold in the Croix-des-Bouquets area, east of the capital, and it is there that Mr Guillén was reportedly taken.
On Tuesday, the Dominican military said it would deploy intelligence personnel and drones to search for the diplomat but it is not clear from the foreign minister’s statement if the army was involved in his release.
The diplomat’s release came just hours after the leader of the 400 Mawozo gang was extradited to the United States.
Germine Joly, who is also known as “Yonyon”, had been held in a prison in Port-au-Prince, from where he negotiated ransom payments for people his gang kidnapped.
Joly is accused of being behind the kidnapping last year of 17 Christian missionaries from the US and Canada.
A Haitian police statement said he would face charges of weapons smuggling and holding US citizens for ransom.
The gang had demanded $1m (£800,000) for the release of each of the missionaries and half that sum for the Dominican diplomat. It is not clear if any ransom was paid in either of the cases.
Haiti’s gangs have grown in strength since last July, when Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated by mercenaries.
Earlier this week, at least 20 people were killed and hundreds of families were forced to flee the impoverished area of Cité Soleil after clashes broke out between 400 Mawozo and a rival gang, Chen Mechan.