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President Moise is satisfied with his participation at the 8th Summit of the Americas

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The Head of State presented the results of his participation in the VIII Summit of the Americas, held in Peru last weekend. During a briefing, Jovenel Moïse detailed the topics discussed during the working meetings with Heads of State and the head of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He reports having had a head-to-head with American Secretary of State John Sullivan about the priorities of his administration and Haitian-American cooperation. "The country has been receiving aid since...

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Chile will send investigative Police to reinforce its consulates in Haiti and Venezuela

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The Chilean Government announced yesterday, that Chile’s Investigative Police (PDI) will play a key role in implementing the new immigration measures recently adopted for citizens of Haiti and Venezuela.

Chilean authorities are planning to send an unspecified numbers of agents to reinforce their consulate in Port-au-Prince in order to allow a smooth transition.  Last week, Chilean President, Sebastien Pinera, signed new regulations to counteract an explosion of Haitian migration into Chile. ...

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Haitian President had brief meeting with American Senator, Marco Rubio, on the sidelines of 8th Summit of the Americas

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, April 15, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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On the sidelines of the 8th Summit of Heads of States and Government of the Americas in Peru, Haitian President Jovenel Moise, on Saturday April 14, had a brief meeting with American R-FL Senator, Marco Rubio.

Following the brief meeting, the Haitian President released the following statement on his official twitter account.

“ I spoke on Saturday in the Peruvian Capital, with the honorable Senator from Florida, Marco Rubio.- This warm meeting allowed us to discuss the strengths related to the...

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Haitian President held bilateral meeting with his Chilean counterpart on the sidelines of the 8th Summit of the Americas

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, April 14, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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Haitian President Jovenel Moise, earlier today, held a bilateral meeting with his Chilean counterpart, President Sebastien Pi
ñera, on the sidelines of the 8th Summit of Heads of States and Government of Latin America, taking place in Lima, Peru on April 13-14.

President Moise is in Peru, representing Haiti at the 8th Summit of Heads of States and Government of the Americas, to debate corruption

 
In the meeting requested by Haitian President, Jovenel Moise, the two heads of states mainly addres...

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President Moise is in Peru, representing Haiti at the 8th Summit of Heads of States and Government of the Americas, to debate corruption

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, April 14, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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(Haitian President Jovenel Moise (R) waves while accompanied by his wife Martine Marie Etienne Joseph (C) upon their arrival to the inauguration of the eighth Summit of the Americas, in Lima, Peru, 13 April 2018)


Haitian President, Jovenel Moise, accompanied by the First Lady, Martine Moise, on Thursday, April 12, left Haiti for Peru, to represent Haiti at the Eight Summit of Heads of States and Government of the Americas, taking place from the 13 to the 14 of April in the Peruvian Capital of ...

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Haitian Minister of Defense seeks help of Mexican Army for Haiti's own

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The Haitian Minister of Defense, Herve Denis, is in Mexico, seeking technical support and experience exchanges for the recently reconstituted Haitian military.

The Haitian Minister of Defense, accompanied by the Haitian ambassador in Mexico, Guy Lamothe, was received yesterday by the Mexican General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, Secretary of National Defense, who presided over a reception welcome ceremony at the “Plaza de la Loaltad” where many Mexican soldiers showcased some of their abili...

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UN Security Council renews mandate of MINUJUSTH for one more year

Posted by AP on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The UN Security Council on Tuesday renewed its police mission in Haiti for one year, after recent tensions with the Haitian government that had accused the force of political interference.

The vote on the resolution was not unanimous among the 15 members as it often happens. Russia and China abstained, while the other 13 members voted in favor of the US text.

The mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Support of Justice in Haiti (Minujusth, approximately 1,200 police officers) provides f...

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"Haiti is now stable and at peace" assured Haitian ambassador to the United Nations

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, April 5, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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Haiti’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Denis Regis, on Tuesday, assured members of the UN Security Council, that Haiti was now "stable and at peace." 

Discussing the upcoming renewal of the Mission of the United Nations in Support of Justice in Haiti, (MINUJUSTH) the Haitian diplomat lauded “ the new political certainty” and the “new order of things” prevailing in Haiti since the 2015 democratic elections, which have paved the way for institutional and social stability.  

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"MINUJUSTH should be the last UN peacekeeping operation deployed in Haiti", UN set to renew mandate in Haiti on April 15

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The United Nations Security Council is getting ready to renew the mandate of MINUJUSTH, which is due to expire April 2015. The UN, wants to transition its mission in Haiti to a non-peacekeeping one, "given the return of stability in this Caribbean nation," said yesterday, the French diplomat, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, head of the UN Peacekeeping Operations, who also highlighted the need of the Security Council for greater cooperation between the United Nations and the Haitian government, which wil...

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Marco Rubio: " I will do all I can to make sure not a penny of U.S. taxpayer dollars goes" towards Haiti's new army

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, March 29, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The news of Haiti’s President, Jovenel Moise, proceeding with the installation of the High Chief of Staff’s members of the reconstituted Haitian Army, of whom, many were part of the old military, disbanded in the 1990s for human rights violations, has prompted the American R-FL Senator, Marco Rubio to make the following statement on Twitter Monday night:

“Haiti has so many needs but an army isn’t one of them. Instead of investing in police force and economic development they use it on ...

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Haitian President received in audience, U.N Deputy Secretary General

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, March 16, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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Last Wednesday, Haitian President, Jovenel Moise, received in audience, Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations for Peacekeeping Operations, who carried a message from the Secretary-General, Mr. António Gutteres.

The audience was held in a very cordial atmosphere. Deputy Secretary-General Lacroix informed the Haitian President of the Secretary-General Guterres' message that relations between Haiti and the United Nations be normalized, following the respective r...

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Speech of American Ambassador in Haiti, during her Northern Department tour

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, In : Diplomacy 



The American Ambassador in Haiti, Michel J. Sison, on Tuesday, February 13, toured the Northern Department, where she visited the Caracol Industrial Park, which opened in 2012 and is financed in collaboration with the United States, the Inter-American Development Bank of the Haitian government. Following her visit at the park to require fist hand about the day to day operations and see the progress, she made a stop at the  campus of Henry Christophe University in Cap Haitian where she made th...

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The Prime Minister of Barbados condemns discrimination against Haitians by CARICOM Member States

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, March 5, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart, has expressed his concerns about how fellow CARICOM countries discriminate agains the citizens of Haiti, by requiring them to obtain a visa in order to travel to most CARICOM member states, although it is a member of the regional organisation. In fact, Haiti currently holds the rotating presidency of the regional body.

Barbados has always thought this was a little inequitable and discriminatory,” Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said just days a...

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Breaking News: After tense phone call with Haitian President, U.N Secretary General has recalled his Special Representative in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, March 3, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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Haitian President had a very tense Phone call with Antonio Guterres, U.N Secretary General, on Wednesday, the Nouvelliste reports. A few hours after the phone call whose contents were not made public, Antonio Guterres has recalled his special representative in the country, Susan D. Page, who is at the center of this unprecedented diplomatic fallout between Haiti and the UN.


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"Haiti is neither a mill nor a savannah" Haitian Prime Minister slammed the United Nations Special representative in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, March 3, 2018, In : Diplomacy 



The usually quiet and invisible Haitian Prime minister, Jack Guy Lafontant, has came out of his shell to slam the recent statement, Susan Page, the U.N Secretary General’s Special Representative in Haiti, made in regards to the PetroCaribe corruption scandal and the murders of citizens by Haitian police.

During a press conference on Thursday to explain the decision of the government to recall Haiti’s ambassador to the United Nations, the Haitian Premier said that “ Haiti is neither a mil...

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The high-level UN meeting on Cholera, which Haitian President decided not to attend, is scheduled for another date, said his Spokesman

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, March 2, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The Spokesman of the Haitian President, Lucien Jurat, said that the high level U.N meeting on Cholera last Wednesday in New York, which the Haitian President, Jovenel Moise, was suppose to attend, but decided to cancel his attendance last minute following the diplomatic fallout between the Haitian government and the Special Representative of the UN’s Secretary General in the country, over the sensitive issues of PetroCaribe corruption and alleged abuse of Police officers; was postponed to a...

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President Moise cancels his participation at a high-level UN meeting on Cholera, as diplomatic fallout over PetroCaribe comment continues

Posted by Miami Herald on Thursday, March 1, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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A day after recalling its United Nations ambassador for consultations in a protest over a U.N. official’s remarks about oil-loan corruption allegations, the Haitian government on Wednesday canceled its participation in a high-level U.N. retreat on cholera in New York.

Hosted by U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres and his Special Envoy for Haiti Josette Sheeran, the overnight retreat at Greentree on Long Island opened late Wednesday and gathered some of the world’s leading innovators i...

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The United Nations welcomes the appointment of a judge on the PetroCaribe scandal and challenges Haitian authorities on other issues

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The United Nations Mission in Support of Justice in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), in a statement, welcomes the appointment of judges to hear PetroCaribe complaints filed by individuals in the Port-au-Prince Court of First Instance on 29 January and 20 February 2018. The UN mission also calls on the Haitian authorities to appoint judges to investigate the files of Lilavois and Grand-Ravine.

"I welcome the initiative and the active role of Haitian citizens and civil society engaged in the fight against cor...

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Official remarks of Grenada's Prime Minister, Keith Mitchell, at the 29th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The following are remarks by the Prime Minister of Grenada and outgoing Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community at the opening of the 29th inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 26-27 February 2018.


His excellency Jovenel Moise, President of the Republic of Haiti and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community;

Other Heads of State and Government; 

Am...

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Official speech of Haitian President, Jovenel Moise, at the 29th Inter-sessional meeting of CARICOM Heads of State and Government

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, February 26, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Heads of State and Government,

Ladies and Gentlemen, Heads of Delegation,

Mr. Secretary General,

Ladies and gentlemen,

I am very pleased to welcome you to Haiti on the occasion of the twenty-ninth intersessional meeting of the CARICOM Conference of Heads of State and Government. By my organ, the whole nation offers you the warmest welcome and wishes you a very pleasant stay.

At the same time, I wish to thank the Heads of State and Government who made the trip despite their ma...

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Haitian President and the Prime minister of the Bahamas held work meeting on the sidelines of the 29th Inter-sessional meeting of CARICOM Heads of State and Government

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, February 26, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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This Sunday, February 25, 2018 was held at the National Palace in Haiti a high-level meeting between the Haitian President Jovenel Moise and Dr. Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, on the sidelines of the 29th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community, taking place in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on February 26 and...

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U.S Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will attend the 29th Inter-sessional meeting of CARICOM Heads of State and Government in Port-au-Prince

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, February 24, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to meet with Haitian President Jovenel Moise and Caribbean leaders attending the twenty-ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) from February 26-28.

Haiti will host the 29th Inter-sessional meeting of CARICOM Heads of State and Government


The Deputy Secretary will focus discussions on issues of mutual interest to the United States and the Caribbean,...

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New American Ambassador arrives in Haiti amid tension between the United States and Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, In : Diplomacy 


President Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Antonio Rodrigue, received Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the National Palace the credentials of two new ambassadors accredited in Haiti. They are Mrs Michèle J. Sison and Rudy Armando Cojax Lopez of the Republic of Guatemala.

Michèle Sison whom was nominated by President Donald Trump, in July 2017 and confirmed by the Senate in November,  has previously served as the United States Ambassador to the United Arab Emi...

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Haiti will host the 29th Inter-sessional meeting of CARICOM Heads of State and Government

Posted by MetropoleHaiti on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The 29th Inter-sessional meeting of CARICOM Heads of State and Government will be held in Haiti on 26 and 27 February. 150 foreigners will be represented in Haiti and already the authorities are ready to host this event.

Climate change, the region's vulnerability to natural disasters, security and tourism in the Caribbean are among the topics to be debated at this meeting, which will take place at the Marriott Hotel.

40 million gourdes, it is the budget provided by Haiti for the organization of...

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Canadian Minister of International Development announces $8.3 million in support of Haitian women while also reaffirming her support for Oxfam

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, In : Diplomacy 



The Canadian Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Marie Claude Bibeau, who is in Haiti for a three days visit from the 18 to the 21 of February, today met with Haitian President Jovenel Moise, at the National Palace.

“I am receiving Ms. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and Francophonie of Canada, who visits Haiti from February 18 to 21, 2018. This meeting gives us a new opportunity to review the cooperation between Haiti and Canada. “ Twitted...

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In meeting with Venezuelan Foreign Minister, President Moise discussed difficulties of Haiti to make payment towards PetroCaribe due to US sanctions

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, February 10, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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President Jovenel Moise on Friday met with the Chancellor of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, who made a stop in the Haitian Capital as part of his “Dignity Tour”.


According to Mr Arreaza,  during the lengthy meeting the pair were able to review “bilateral joint plans, PetroCaribe, the supply, the compensation of Petrocaribe, the importation by Venezuela of products from Haiti” and the political relations between the two countries “integrally.”

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Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs in Haiti, part of his" war of dignity for Latin American and Caribbean countries" [video]

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, February 9, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
Haiti’s foreign Minister, Antonio Rodrigue,  received on the afternoon of Thursday, February 8th, 2018, his Venezuelan counterpart  Jorge Arreaza, at the Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport.


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The European Parliament adopted a resolution urging Haiti to end child slavery

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, February 8, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The European Parliament on Thursday, February 8th, 2018, adopted three resolutions: One Urging Russia to release the Human Rights advocate, Oyub Tititev from detention, the second condemning Egypt over mass trials and executions, and the third resolution called upon Haiti to end child slavery.


MEPs called for an end to continuing human rights violation in Haiti, including the fact that large numbers of children are forcibly removed from their families and subjected to forced labour. The Haitia...

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10 U.S Senators asked State Department to "pressure" Haitian government to close an orphanage

Posted by AP on Sunday, February 4, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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Ten members of the U.S. Senate have asked the State Department to pressure the Haitian government into closing an orphanage where several children being adopted by American families have been victims of alleged sexual abuse.

The letter said "multiple" children at the Foyer Notre Dame de la Nativite orphanage on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince tested positive for the sexually transmitted infection chlamydia and reported that they had been victims of abuse.


"While Haiti's social services agency h...

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Haitian President announces the visit of Pope Francis to Haiti

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Monday, January 29, 2018, In : Diplomacy 


The President of the Republic, Jovenel Moïse, returned to Haiti this Sunday after a stay in Italy where he met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. The head of state took stock of his trip during a press briefing at the diplomatic lounge of Toussaint Louverture International Airport.

According to the tenant of the national palace, his meeting with the Pope was one of the greatest meetings he has held since his inauguration on February 7, 2017. "You have to know what it means to go meet the pope....

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President Jovenel Moise met with his Italian counterpart in Rome on Friday

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, January 27, 2018, In : Diplomacy 


Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by Foreign Minister Antonio Rodrigue, Presidents of the two Houses of Parliament and members of his private cabinet, met with his Italian counterpart, Sergio Mattarella, on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the Presidential Palace of Italy in Rome.

The objective of this meeting was to strengthen bilateral cooperation between Haiti and Italy, as the two countries do not have diplomatic representation in the capital of the other.

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President Moise met with Pope Francis during official Italian tour

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, January 26, 2018, In : Diplomacy 


The Pope received the President of the Republic of Haiti, Mr. Jovenel Moïse, who subsequently met Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States.

"We were pleased by the good relations between the Holy See and Haiti. The common desire to strengthen collaboration to tackle various social problems, especially those relating to youth, to the poor and to the most vulnerable, highlighting the significant contribution that the Church offers to the country in the fields of education and...

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President Jovenel Moise to meet Italian President and Pope Francis during three days visit in Italy

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, January 25, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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President Jovenel Moise left Haiti for Italy on Wednesday, for a three-day official visit from January 24 to 28, 2018.

The President is accompanied with a large entourage which includes the recently elected Presidents of both chambers of Parliament, Senator Joseph Lambert and the MP Gary Bodeau.

President Moise will be received in audience by Pope Francis, before meeting his Italian counterpart, Sergio Mattarella and the Italian Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin.


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Taiwan denies rumors that Haiti is seeking to break off diplomatic relations in favor of China

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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Taiwan’s diplomatic ties with Its 11 Latin American and Caribbean allies
“remains stable” reassured Taiwanese foreign ministry in a statement, in light of recent reports that countries such as Haiti, El Salvador and the Dominican republic were thinking of establishing diplomatic ties with China, following a recent meeting of the foreign ministers of these three countries with their Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, in Santiago Chile, in the framework of the ministerial meeting of the Com...

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French Embassy in Haiti warns about fake message on WhatsApp using its email, warning people about consumption of soft drinks Tropic S.A

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, January 20, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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A message spoofing the name of the e-mail of the Embassy of France in Haiti is currently circulating on WhatsApp. It advises against consuming drinks produced by Tropic S.A.

This Embassy warns the public that it is a fake and that it emanates neither from its services nor from the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. It reserves the right to initiate any proceedings against the person (s) responsible for this abuse.

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President Moise received the Credentials of Ambassadors from the Bahamas and Nigeria

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, January 18, 2018, In : Diplomacy 


President Jovenel  Moïse, received on Wednesday January 17th, the credentials of two new ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary accredited in Haiti. They are Mr. Jeffrey A. Williams from the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and Mrs. Janet Omoleegho Olisa from the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

These new ambassadors spoke at length with the President and renewed the commitment of their respective countries to maintaining close ties of friendship and strengthening cooperation with Haiti.

The Bah...

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"I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character" quotes US envoy in Haiti on Twitter

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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The american envoy in Haiti, Robin Dialo, whom was summoned by Haitian officials to explain the derogatory remarks the President of the United States, Donald Trump made about Haiti, when he referred to it as a “shit hole “ during a meeting in the Oval Office last Thursday; on Monday twitted a quote of Martin Luther King Jr, along a picture of her giving a kiss on the cheek to an African American colleague.

Breaking News: Haitian government officially summons US officials in Haiti over Trum...


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We call on the Haitian government to make public the useless explanation american diplomats in Haiti gave for Trump's "shit hole" comment

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, January 14, 2018, In : Diplomacy 

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The United States Embassy in Port-au-Prince confirms to Haiti's largest newspaper, Lenouvelliste, that the American Charge d'Affaires, Robin Dialo,  was in fact summoned by the Haitian government to explain the reported "shit hole" comment the President of the United States, Donald Trump, made when referring to Haiti and Africa, during a meeting in the Ovale Office with lawmakers about immigration. The short note sent to newspaper by the Foreign Service Officer, Jeanne Clarke from the America...

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Chile: "With regard to immigrants from" shitty country ", Chile is proud to continue to receive several thousand Haitians and people from poor countries"

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, January 14, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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With a population of tens of thousands Haitian immigrants, the South American nation of Chile, felt that it was very important to address the reported insulting remarks American President Donald Trump, Thursday, made regarding Haitians and Africans during a meeting with lawmakers in the Oval Office, when he questioned why the United States should allow immigrants from "shit hole countries" to come to the US.

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Global indignation continues: 54 countries demand apologies from the US for Trump's "shit hole" comment about Haiti and Africa

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, January 13, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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- The global indignation sparked by the reported comment of American President Donald Trump, referring to countries such as Haiti, El Salvador and the African continent as “shit holes”  during a white house meeting, continues to rage at full speed this Saturday, despite all the efforts of the White House and American diplomats world wide to tame the fallout, and the denial of Donald Trump himself on Twitter, to having made such remarks.


“Never said anything derogatory about Hait...

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Canada's former General Governor, Haitian-Canadian Michaëlle Jean, calls Trumps "shit holes" comment about Haiti "troubling and offensive"

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, January 12, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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Former Canadian governor general Michaëlle Jean, who was born in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, called Trump’s reported remarks “insulting."

“It was so disturbing this morning to hear President Trump’s comments reported all over the news calling my poor native land and African countries ‘shithole’ nations,” Jean said in the statement to The Canadian Press. “It is such an insult before humanity. For the first representative of the United States of America to speak in su...

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Venezuela congratulates Haiti on its 214 years Independence anniversary

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, January 1, 2018, In : Diplomacy 
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"The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, and the Venezuelan people, extend a deep congratulation to the Government and the sister Republic of Haiti on the commemoration of 214 years of its Independence.

Haiti has always been an example of libertarian principles, of vindication and equality. The firmness, perseverance and revolutionary character of its people are historical elements that continue to be a model for Our A...

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CARICOM congratulates Haiti on its 214th independence anniversary

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, December 31, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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CARICOM Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, sent a message of congratulations to the President of Haiti,  Jovenel Moïse, on the occasion of the 214th anniversary of the country's independence on January 1, 2018.

Excellency,

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) sends its warmest congratulations to the Government and people of the Republic of Haiti on the occasion of the 214th anniversary of independence.

As a nation and as a member of the Caribbean Community, this opportunity is, indeed, ...

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Breaking News: Haitian Ambassador to the US officially responds to alleged comments of Trump saying Haitian immigrants "all have AIDS"

Posted by Paul Altidor on Saturday, December 30, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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WASHINGTON — Once again, Haiti, a country with deep historical ties to the United States, is in the news. Once again, a negative narrative permeates the public dialogue and Haitian people are compelled to defend our humanity. Once again, the circumstances require us to wage a battle on two fronts: tackling the physical rebuilding of our nation so that future generations can prosper, while simultaneously combating prejudice and stigma that risk being, over time, institutionalized in the Amer...

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US State Department congratulates Haiti on its Independence Anniversary on the wrong date

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, December 29, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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The Trump administration continues to cause controversy in the Haitian community.


The US State Department released a statement on December 29th, 2017, congratulating Haiti and its people on the celebration of their 214 years anniversary of  independence. Except that it wasn't. 

The official date of Haiti's independence day is January 1st; always has beeen, since 1804, not December 29!
Many on social media were quick ...

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The United States wishes Haiti the best on Its 214th anniversary of independence

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, December 29, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
December 29, 2017

On behalf of the U.S. government, I extend best wishes to the people of Haiti as you celebrate the 214th anniversary of Haiti’s independence.

The United States and Haiti share a long history of close relations, and our futures are even more closely linked through the nearly one million Haitian Americans who contribute to both American prosperity and the economic growth of Haiti.

We acknowledge the tremendous strides Haiti has ma...

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Our so-called elected leaders can't even defend us from racist attacks on the international stage

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, December 25, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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Haitian President Jovenel Moise is under heavy criticisms for having decided to not respond to the troubling allegations made by the New York Times that the American President, Donald Trump, said that Haitian immigrants " all had AIDS", during an oval meeting last June.

Breaking News: Donald Trump said Haitian immigrants " all have AIDS"


The advisors of President Moise, have councilled him to ignore the allegations since the White House has strongly denied them.

But should the President at least...

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Breaking News: Haitian President is facing pressure to respond to comment of Trump about Haitian immigrants having AIDS

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, December 24, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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Haitian President Jovenel Moise is facing intense pressure from his inner circle in Haiti, for him to respond to the recent explosive NYTimes report that the American President Donald Trump, has said that Haitian immigrants all have AIDS.


Breaking News: Donald Trump said Haitian immigrants " all have AIDS"


Many are going as far as to ask for the american ambassador in Haiti to be expelled over the alleged comments, or, for President Moise to recall the Haitian ambassador to the United States fo...

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Haiti abstained from voting on UN resolution regarding status of Jerusalem

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, December 22, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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Haiti was one of the 35 countries which abstained Thursday, from voting on a UN resolution calling on the United States to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel and, rejecting any future designation of Jerusalem as such. The non-binding resolution was overwhelmingly passed by a vote of 128-9


Trump had threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that voted in favor, and it seemed to have had an impact on countries such as Haiti, one of Washington's largest aid recipien...

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President Moise and Prime Minister Lafontant attended the 34th session of the Assembly ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, December 18, 2017, In : Diplomacy 


Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by the Prime Minister, Dr. Jack Guy Lafontant, took part this Monday, December 18, 2017, in the Hotel Karibe Convention Center, at the work of the 34th session of the Assembly ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly taking place in Port-au-Prince from 13 to 20 December 2017 where Lawmakers from more than 106 countries have gathered since to debate many political, geopolitical and environmental issues.


"The Haitian Government and people, who are strongly engaged in a pha...

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French President Emmanuel Macron held joint press conference with President Jovenel Moise

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, December 11, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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First trip to Europe, on the occasion of the One Planet Summit, where he will speak tomorrow. I want to say how welcome he is and how happy I am to have had the opportunity to exchange with him the international issues we have in common, such as bilateral issues. A chance, since it was extremely important for the President to be able to warm up at this summit and to intervene as his country was able to know in Its own flesh the consequences of global warming and the clima...

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Haitian President to meet French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in Paris, on Monday

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Saturday, December 9, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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With the initiative of France, the United Nations and the World Bank, representatives of a hundred countries will meet on December 12 in Paris to take part in the "One Planet Summit", exactly two years after the signature of the Paris Agreement. At the head of a large delegation, the President of the Republic, Jovenel Moïse, leaves the country this Saturday to participate in this summit.

One Planet Summit is part of the agenda and logic of implementing the Paris Agreement. It focuses particul...

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Chilean Minister of Housing and Urban Development paid visit to Haitian embassy in Chile

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, December 8, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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The Chilean Ministry of Housing and Urban Development Minvu O'Higgins, yesterday paid a visit to the Haitian embassy in Santiago, Chile.

The visit of the Minister to the Haitian embassy is part of the agenda being developped by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, to generate alliances in the field of housing for immigrants.

"This objective is part of a set of issues of national relevance in the area of ​​inclusion with which Minvu is working, as are native peoples, people with di...

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Haitian Prime Minister, Jack Guy Lafontant, met with mayor of Fort Lauderdale during US visit

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, December 2, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
Haitian Prime Minister, Jack Guy Lafontant, is in Florida this week end, to meet with the Haitian Business communities and political leaders in South Florida. 



On Saturday, Mr. Lafontant held a meeting with the Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, "John P. Jack Seiller, where the two discussed a range of issues affecting the Haitian community in Florida, including immigration and trade.

The visit of the Haitian Premier comes a week after President Jovenel Moise went to Venezuela, where he signed two bilat...

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Haiti will head CARICOM early next year

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, December 2, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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Haiti will assume the role of Chairmanship of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) early next year.


The Secretary of the regional organisation, Irwin Laroque, was in the Haitian Capital, Port-au-Prince on Thursday, to provide briefing to the soon-to-be head of the regional organisation, President Joevenel Moise.        

Moise will replace Grenada's Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell following his six-month stint as chairman of the regional grouping under the rotation system.

The CARICOM website note...

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President Moise received the credentials of two new ambassadors to Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, November 30, 2017, In : Diplomacy 


Haitian President, Mr. Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Religious Affairs, Aviol Fleurant, received Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in audience at the National Palace the credentials of two new ambassadors accredited in Haiti. They are Mr. Leszek Bialy, Ambassador of Poland and Mr. Danilo Pantovic, Ambassador of Serbia.

Following the ceremony, the two new ambassadors reiterated the will and full commitment of their countries to work in all fields to develop coope...

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Haiti and Venezuela signed bilateral agreements on Agriculture and Energy during President Moise's visit

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, In : Diplomacy 


Haitian President Jovenel Moise, on Monday landed in the Venezuelan Capital Caracas, his first visit to the Bolivarian Republic since becoming President last February 7th. 

President Moise was received at the Simón Bolívar Maiquetía International Airport by the Chancellor, Jorge Arreaza and the Vice Minister for the Caribbean, Raúl Licausi. The President held a brief press conference at the ramp of the airport before departing for the Miraflores Palace where he met his counterpart, Preside...

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The Vatican blasts Trump's decision to end TPS for Haitians

Posted by Elise Harris on Saturday, November 25, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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One of the Vatican’s top diplomatic voices has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent decision to end the Temporary Protected Status of thousands of Haitians taking refuge in the U.S., saying the country isn’t yet ready for the influx after a slew of natural disasters devastated the island nation.

“That’s a sad decision, because the Haitian population in the U.S. that arrived after the earthquake and after the storm that destroyed half of the island, cannot go back to a situ...

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Haitian President is satisfied with Trump administration ending TPS for Haitians in 2019

Posted by LeNouvelliste on Friday, November 24, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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Our Temporary Protected Status compatriots have, from January 2018 until July 2019 to either regularize their situation or leave the United States. The Trump administration grants a non-renewable reprieve of 18 months to this fringe of the Haitian diaspora. The Haitian president, through his spokesperson, is satisfied with this decision and promises to create the right conditions for Haitians to live better in their country .

"The Presidency welcomes the decision of the Trump administration .....

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US removed Haiti from black list of human trafficking countries

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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The United States has removed Haiti from its black list of countries that do not do enough to combat human trafficking; while adding China, Russia and others to the infamous list that could lead to countries included being sanctioned. Such as freezing of non-humanitarian and non-commercial aid or refusing to receive loans from multilateral institutions

Haiti was added to the list last year by the US State Department, but the commitment to fight human trafficking which President Moise personall...

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U.N Security Council's three days visit in Haiti, clouds by UN failure on cholera epidemic

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, June 25, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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The United Nations Security Council, led by the Permanent Representative of Bolivia and current President of the Council, Sacha Sergio Llorrenti, wrapped up its three days visit in Haiti on Saturday June 24th.


During the visit, the Council delegation met with President Jovenel Moïse, member of his Cabinet, parliamentarians, national police, judicial officials, and civil society and private-sector representatives.

 “I am glad to report that the objectives of the visit were met,” Sacha Sergi...

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U.N Security Council arrived in Haiti to discuss transition of MINUSTAH to MINUSJUSTH

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, June 24, 2017, In : Diplomacy 


The UN Security Council arrived in Haiti on Thursday in a mission led by the
Permanent Representative of Bolivia and current President of the Council, Sacha Sergio Llorrenti. 

The members of the security body met with the President of the Republic, Jovenel Moïse, and other government officials, as well as with the head of the UN Mission in that country ( MINUSTAH ) and members of civil society. 

The purpose of the visit, which will end on Saturday, is to reaffirm the Council's support for the H...

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President of Haitian Senate back home after official visit in Vietnam

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, In : Diplomacy 


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The President of the Haitian Senate, Youri Latortue, left Vietnam on Tuesday evening, 20 June, ending his official visit at the invitation of Nguyen Thi Kim Ngân, President of the National Assembly of Vietnam.

During his stay from June 17 to 20, Youri Latortue met with Nguyên Thi Kim Ngân, met with the secretary general of the Vietnamese Communist Party Nguyên Phu Trong, President of the Republ...

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President Moise received the credentials of ambassadors from Japan and Norway

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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Yesterday, President Jovenel Moise received the credentials of two new ambassadors at the National Palace. They are Mr Hiroyuki Makiuchi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan, and Mrs Ingrid Mollestad, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Norway.

These two new ambassadors took the opportunity to renew the commitment of their respective countries to strengthen the bonds of friendship and cooperation woven between their country and Haiti.

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UN Secretary General appoints Josette Sheeran as his Special Representative in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Josette Sheeran of the United States as his Special Envoy for Haiti.

The appointment builds on Ms. Sheeran’s extensive experience in the United Nations and her humanitarian work with Haiti.  As Special Envoy, Ms. Sheeran will guide full implementation of the United Nations new approach to reduce the impact of cholera in Haiti and support national efforts to implement Haiti’s 2030 sustainable growth and implementation plan.  T...

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President of Haitian Senate lands in Vietnam for six days official visit

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, June 17, 2017, In : Diplomacy 


On Saturday, the President of the Haitian Senate Youri Latortue and his wife, landed in Vietnman, leading a high-level delegation to the Indochinese country from June 17 to 22 at the invitation of Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, President of the National Assembly of Vietnam, who welcomed him on the tarmac of the Noi Bai International Aiport, in the Vietnamese Capital of Hanoi.

President of Haitian Senate to make six days official visit in Vietnam


On January 13, 2017, Mr. Youri Latortue was elected Preside...

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President of Haitian Senate to make six days official visit in Vietnam

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, June 16, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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The President of the Haitian Senate, Yourie Latortue, is expected to start his official six days visit in Vietnam, Saturday June 17.

The visit came following a formal invitation by the chairwoman of the National Assembly of the Indochinese country, Nguyen Thi Kim Nga, according to the Foreign Relations committee of parliament.

Vietnam and Haiti established diplomatic relations on September 26, 1997 and Haiti opened its embassy in the vietnamese Capital in 2013. 

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President Moise and US Vice-President Mike Pence met on sidelines of Investment Summit

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, June 16, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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Haitian President Jovenel Moise, yesterday met with the Vice-President of the United States, Mike Pence, on the sidelines of the Investment Summit of the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, which ends Saturday.


The two leaders discussed at length the importance of pursuing and economic reform agenda to attract investment and generate growth in Haiti. The American Vice-president also reiterated the commitment of the Trump administration to help Haiti strengthen Its public instituti...

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President of Haiti held work meeting with Secretary General of CARICOM in Port-au-Prince

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, June 15, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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The President of Haiti Jovenel Moïse, received the Secretary General of CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin Laroque, on Tuesday, June 13, at the National Palace, to discuss, among other things, the Haitian Community Presidency , From January 1, 2018, and from the presence of CARICOM in Haiti.

Discussions focused on the major challenges facing the region, Haiti's participation in CARICOM activities, the conclusions and recommendations of the meetings of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of...

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President Moise received the credentials of three new Ambassadors acrcredited in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, June 8, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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President Moise received earlier today the credentials of three new Ambassadors accredited in Haiti.  Alberto Emilio Despradel Cabral of the Dominican Republic, Cheng-Hao Hu of the Republic of China (Taiwan), and Bader Almatrooshi of the United Arab Emirates.

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Alberto Despradel has previously served as Dominican Ambassador to Haiti  during the government of the ex- president Hipólito Mejía and is considered like a man of confidence of the current chancellor Miguel Vargas Maldonado.

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President of Haiti discussed migration and natural disaster with Mexican homologue Peña Nieto, in Cacun

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, May 26, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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Following his assistance of the investiture ceremony of the Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno, on Wednesday, Haitian President Jovenel Moise, yesterday met with his Mexican homologue Peña Nieto, in Cancun, on the sidelines of the work of the 5th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.

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During the meeting, the two heads of States discussed at length the situation of Haitian immigrants ...

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President Moise held bilateral meeting with Cuban Vice-President while in Ecuador

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, May 25, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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In the evening of Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the President of the Republic, Jovenel Moïse, held a high-level bilateral meeting with the First Vice-President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel.

The meeting allowed the Haitian Head of State to meet with the Cuban Vice President on various subjects of national interest and in connection with the continued cooperation between Cuba and Haiti.

During this one-on-one meeting, the President of the Republic addressed with his interlocutor issues r...

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Haitian Ambassador to the US said that Haitian government is satisfied with the 6 months TPS extension

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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Haitian ambassador to the United States, Paul Altidor, have told American officials that the current Haitian government is relatively satisfied with the short 6 months extension of the Temporary Protected Status, for more than 58.000 undocumented Haitian citizens who were granted the special status following a catastrophic earthquake in Haiti in 2010.


The comment of the Haitian ambassador which does not seem to be in line with those who will be facing deportation once the status is over, was a...

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President Jovenel Moise's 1st foreign trip; in Ecuador for the investiture of President-elect Lenin Moreno

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, In : Diplomacy 


Haitian President Jovenel Moise, accompanied with the First Lady, Martine Moise, on Tuesday was one of eight heads of States who arrived at the International Airport Marisca Sucre in Quito, Ecuador, to assist the investiture ceremony of Ecuadorian President-elect Lenin Moreno on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017.

This visit of Jovenel Moise to Ecuador is his first foreign trip since he was sworn in as President of Haiti last February 7th.

President Moise was received by the Ecuadorian Minister of Fore...

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Haitian President congratulates Emmanuel Macron over his presidential election

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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The President of Haiti, Jovenel Moise has congratulated the President-elect of France, Emmanuel Macron over his historic victory at the poll Sunday May 7th, 2017.

In a public note released by the President's office, Jovenel Moise " on behalf of the Government and people of Haiti, conveys his warmest congratulations to President-elect Macron and strongly wishes to strengthen the fruitful relations that already exist between Haiti and France."

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Haitian President received the credentials of ambassadors of Netherlands and Colombia

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, April 27, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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The President of the Republic, Jovenel Moïse, received on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, the credentials of two new Ambassadors accredited in Haiti.

They are Robert J. H. de Leeuw of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands and José Antonio Segebre Berardinelli of the Republic of Colombia.

Robert J.H de Leeuw previously served as Consul of the Netherlands in Dubai while Segebre Berardinelli was ambassador of Colombia in the Dominican Republic.


These new ambassadors renewed the commitment of their res...

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Alberto Despradel to be appointed as Dominican ambassador in Haiti for second time

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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The leader of the Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD) Alberto Despradel (Chico) is expected to be appointed today as the new Dominican ambassador in Haiti.

Chico Despradel has previously served as Dominican Ambassador to Haiti  during the government of the ex- president Hipólito Mejía and is considered like a man of confidence of the current chancellor Miguel Vargas Maldonado.

A source revealed that Despradel would be appointed by President Danilo Medina.

Despradel who is said to be very knowl...

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Haitian Ambassador to the United States, met with Congressman Jeff Duncan to discuss Venezuela and departure of MINUSTAH

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, April 7, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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Thursday, Haitian Ambassador to the United States, Paul Altidor met with US Congressman Jeff Duncan, chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere to discuss the US- Haiti bilateral relationship, Venezuela, and the departure of MINUSTAH from Haiti among other topics.

"I am happy to have met with Chairman Duncan today to continue the longstanding practice of our open discourse between the Embassy and members of the US Congress,"
 
said Ambassador Altidor. "We, given our belief in upholdi...

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Haitian President launched urgent appeal to Haiti's partners on the need to help the South peninsula

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, April 7, 2017, In : Diplomacy 


Haitian President Jovenel Moïse launched an urgent appeal to Haiti's partners on the need to step up actions for the people of the southern peninsula, victims of Hurricane Matthew last October.

During a working session at the National Palace with the ambassadors of the Core Group, made up of Ambassadors from US, Canada, France, UK, Brazil President Moise drew attention to the harsh reality of the populations of the departments affected by Hurricane Matthew. He hopes that the international com...

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Haiti's Prime Minister met with OAS Special Representative

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, April 6, 2017, In : Diplomacy 


Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, earlier today met with the OAS Special Representative in the country, Frederic Bolduc, to discuss the collaboration between the hemispheric organization and the Haitian State.

The meeting between the diplomat and the Haitian Premier came following a series of strong opposition stances of Haiti at the OAS against the implementation of sanctions against venezuela, over its political crisis.

Last week, Haiti, at special session held by the OAS Secretary G...

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Haiti voted against OAS sanctions on Venezuela despite warning of US Senator Marco Rubio

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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American Senator Marco Rubio, warned Haiti on Monday that the United States would cut its aid to the country if it did not vote affirmatively to implement sanctions on Venezuela at a special session at the OAS on Tuesday, regarding the degenerating political situation in the Bolivarian Republic.

Senator Rubio believed that the OAS vote set for Tuesday, to essentially force Venezuela to organize general elections, was very important for the future of democracy in the region, and of the organiza...

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Chile's President Michelle Bachelet ends one day visit in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Monday ended her one day visit in Haiti, following talks with the Haitian President, Jovenel Moise and officials of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti, just a couple weeks before Chile formally withdraws its military peacekeepers in the Caribbean country.

Michelle Bachelet, the first foreign head of State to visit Haiti since Jovenel Moise has taken office as President February 7th, met some of the 400 Chilean troops stationed in the norther...

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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, to make official visit to Haiti tomorrow

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, March 26, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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The Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet, is expected to make an official visit to Haiti tomorrow, after a personal invitation by Haitian President Jovenel Moise.

The Chilean President wanted to make the visit before the Chilean contingent of the UN peacekeeping mission leaves Haiti April 30, relayed the newly installed Ambassador of Chili, Patricio Utreras, whose credentials were received by the Haitian President last week.

The issue of migration will be the main topic of discussion during the...

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Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued statement on Rene Preval's death

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, March 5, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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The Canadian Prime minister, Justin Trudeau, yesterday released a statement on the recent death of former Haitian President Rene Garcia Preval.


“It is with sadness that I learned of the death of René Préval, a two-term president of Haiti.

“Mr. Préval was first elected as President in 1996. He left office in 2001, becoming Haiti’s first elected president to serve a full term, before returning to the presidency for another full term in 2006.

“Canada will remember his commitment to democ...

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World leaders react to the death of former Haitian President, Rene Preval

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, March 4, 2017, In : Diplomacy 


Haiti is in a state of mourning following the passing of one of its most prominent leaders. The beloved former President Rene Garcia Preval passed away yesterday in his home in Laboule, Port-au-Prince, following a cardiac arrest, at the age of 74.

Breaking News: Former Haitian President, Rene Preval, dead at 74


President Preval was one of the most influential and perhaps the most respected Haitian politicians on the international scene for the past thirty years, and, his passing has made many l...

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Chile appoints new Ambassador to Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, March 2, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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The Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported Wednesday, that the President of the Republic of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, has appointed a new ambassador to Haiti. Patricio Utreras.

The diplomat Patricio Utreras, who graduated from the University of Chile in Geography and Diplomacy at the Diplomatic Academy of Andres Bello, has previously served as ambassador in Indonesia, Phillipines, Holland and consul in Norway. He also led the Permanent Delegation of Chile to the UNESCO based in Geneva an...

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American ambassador to Haiti retires

Posted by AP on Monday, February 27, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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The U.S. ambassador to Haiti has retired after a 29-year career as a foreign service officer.

Peter Mulrean's departure was announced Monday by the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince. The embassy's charge d'affaires will be in charge until a successor is nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the Senate.

Mulrean took over as ambassador in October 2015 as Haiti was starting a repeatedly derailed electoral cycle that didn't conclude until Jovenel Moise was inaugurated as president this ...

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Haitian President back home from two days CARICOM Summit in Guyana

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, February 18, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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Haitian President Jovenel Moise, is back home this Friday from his two days trip in Georgetown, Guyana, with his wife, where he represented Haiti at the 28th Summit of the CARICOM.

Speaking to reporters at the Toussaint Louverture international airport, in Port-au-Prince, President Moise said that he was very satisfied with the work meetings he had with his Caribbean counterparts in the capital city of Georgetown.


The President hopes to deepen the relationships between Haiti and Guyana; a count...

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President of Cuban Parliament will represent Cuba at Haiti's presidential inauguration

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, February 6, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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The President of the Cuban Parliament, Esteban Lazo heads the delegation of the island today which will participate in the activities of the inauguration of Jovenel Moïse as president of Haiti tomorrow.

According to a statement published by the Cuban government, the Cuban delegation is also comprised of the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Ana Teresita González and the Ambassador of the Greater Antilles in Haiti, Luis Castillo. 

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister to attend Haiti's presidential inauguaration

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, February 6, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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Taiwan's Foreign Minister David Lee will arrive in Haiti today to attend Jovenel Moïse's presidential inauguration, on Tuesday, the island's diplomacy said in a statement.

Lee, representing Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, heads a Taiwanese delegation that will remain in Haiti until Friday and will attend Moïse's inauguration ceremony on Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry said.

Lee will present congratulations to the government and the people of Taiwan to Moïse, 58th President of the Republic of ...

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Donal Trump sends U.S delegation to attend Haiti's presidential inauguration

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, February 6, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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American President Donald Trump, will send a US delegation to Haiti to attend the inauguration of President-elect Jovenel Moïse tomorrow February, 7th.

A White House statement says State Department deputy secretary for political affairs Thomas Shannon will head the presidential delegation that also includes the acting US ambassador to Haiti, Peter Mulrean, Acting Deputy Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Kenneth Merten and Omarosa Manigault, assistant to the president and direc...

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France congratulates Haiti for ratifying Paris Climate agreement

Posted by MetropoleHaiti on Friday, February 3, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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The Embassy of France in Haiti welcomes the ratification yesterday by the Haitian Parliament of the Universal Agreement on Climate adopted in Paris on 12 December 2015 after the COP21.

By this vote, Haiti joins the list of 127 countries representing more than 81% of the global emissions of greenhouse gases that have already ratified this historic agreement entered into force on 4 November 2016.

According to a statement from the embassy, this positive step reflects Haiti's commitment to working ...

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Retired Air Force Colonel, Haitian-American Rudolph Moise, under consideration by Trump for Ambassador to Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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The new American President, Donald Trump, seems to be in line with keeping the promise he made to the Haitian community, when he visited the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami during his campaign; that is to appoint a Haitian-American as ambassador to the Caribbean island, which he had used as one of the prime example of failures of his opponent, former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump courts Haitian-Americans votes at Little Haiti's Cultural Center in Miami



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Haiti's President-elect back home after two days visit in Dominican Republic

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, January 19, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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The president-elect of Haiti Jovenel Moise returned to Haiti Wednesday, following a successful two days official visit to the Dominican Republic, where he was received at the Dominican national palace by his counterpart Danilo Medina.

Jovenel Moise made a very good use of his first bilateral meeting by touring many important projects in the Dominican republic. The president elect wanted to know "what our Dominican brothers were doing," to learn and maybe replicate back home some of their reali...

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Haiti's President-elect Jovenel Moise met with Dominican counterpart in Santo Domingo

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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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...

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US ambassador to the UN urges Haiti's opposition to accept election's results

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, January 5, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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The United States ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, says that the publication of the presidential election results in Haiti was important factor for restoring democratic institutions in Haiti, and urged all actors to accept the results and work together.

Yesterday the United Nations Security council also published a statement congratulating the new President-elect, Jovenel Moise on his victory, while calling on all parties involved to put the interest of the country first.

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IOF Secreterary General, Michaelle Jean, welcomes results of Haiti's presidential election results

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, January 5, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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The Secretary General of La Francophonie, Ms Michaëlle Jean, welcomes the announcement of the final results of the Haitian presidential election. The outcome of this long and difficult electoral process marks an important step in the complete restoration in 2017 of democratic institutions and constitutional order in Haiti.

"I congratulate the Haitian government authorities, and especially the Provisional Electoral Council, for ensuring the smooth running of this long-awaited electoral event. ...

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Taiwan congratulates Haiti's President-elect, Jovenel Moise, on his victory

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, January 5, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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The President of the Republic of China, commonly known as Taiwan, through the Ministry of foreign affairs, has sent a congratulatory message to the President-elect of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, whose victory was officially confirmed on January 3rd.

Haiti, one of only 22 countries that recognizes Taiwan as an independent country, is one of Taipei strongest allies since the two esstablished relationships 61 years ago. They have had close exchanges and collaboration on programs in the areas of infrast...

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European Union hopes election of Jovenel Moise will bring stability to Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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The European Union's chief diplomat, Frederica Mogherini, today expressed great confidence that the election of Jovenel Moise as the new president of Haiti
"will bring stability and good governance" in the politically unstable Caribbean nation.

In the statement congratulating Jovenel Moise on his victory, Frederica added that "All political forces must now work together for the well-being of the country and its people.

The head of European diplomacy said that "it is urgent" for Haiti to face th...

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Mexico congratulates Haiti's President-elect Jovenel Moise

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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The Mexican government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), congratulates Mr. Jovenel Moise for his victory in the presidential elections held on November 20, 2016.

Mexico recognizes the work of the Haitian government, in particular the Provisional Electoral Council, as well as the international organizations that participated in supporting and observing the electoral process, to strengthen democracy in Haiti. It also makes a respectful call to all political actors in the country to...

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United States congratulates Jovenel Moise for winning Haiti's presidency

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, In : Diplomacy 
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The United States government, through the US State Department congratulates Jovenel Moise for his victory in the presidential election held in Haiti November 20th.


In a statement released minutes after Moise was officially declared the winner, John Kirby, the State Department spokesman released the following statement

"Today’s publication in Haiti of the final presidential results represents a positive step for the full restoration of that nation’s democratic institutions.

We congratulate Pr...

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CEO of company that tried to sabotaged Petrocaribe deal between Haiti and Venezuela, chosen as US Secretary of State

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, December 16, 2016, In : Diplomacy 
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If you were afraid of the diplomatic tussles between Haiti and the United States under former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and dismayed by her alleged overlapping business interests in the Caribbean nation, be prepared for even bigger diplomatic clashes between Haiti, the United States and to a certain extent, Venezuela under a Trump presidency, and even larger business interests; it will all be about oil.

The next person selected by American President Elect Donald Trump to carry out...

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France's Foreign Minister to visit Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, In : Diplomacy 
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France's Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault will travel to Colombia and Haiti in a planned three-days tour that will begin December 16, reports the spokesman of the top French diplomat.

The Chancellor's first visit will be the Colombian Capital Bogota, to attend the opening of the Colombia-France cultural initiative aiming at strengthening the diversity of ties between the two countries. The french foreign Minister is also expected to express his country's support for the peace process initiat...

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The Vatican condemns "with rigor" post electoral violence in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, In : Diplomacy 
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The presidential and legislative elections, which took place on November 20, would have been won in the first round by Jovenel Moïse, the candidate chosen by former president Michel Martelly, and his party.

According to local media, he would have obtained 55% of the vote. But this result was not recognized by three other candidates, who each claim victory. Several violent demonstrations have taken place in recent days. Episodes that add to a chaotic general situation.

The island is, moreover,...

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Should the next president of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, break off diplomatic relations with Taiwan in favor of China?

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, December 5, 2016, In : Diplomacy 


Never in our history have we, as a nation, been obliged to re-evaluate one of our most delicate diplomatic relationships with one of our strongest and most important allies: The Republic of China, known as Taiwan.  However, the current legal status of Taiwan combined with our present socio-economic situation, the rapid globalization of the world and, the rise of the People's Republic of China as the globe's second largest economy and perhaps soon-to-be the world's largest, cannot leave Haiti ...

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Haiti President: Death of Fidel Castro is an "immeasurable loss for Latin America"

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, December 5, 2016, In : Diplomacy 
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The president of Haiti, Jocelerme Privert said Sunday in Santiago, Cuba that the Cuban people are not alone in their grief over the death of the leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, for Haitians and all peoples of the earth also cry .

Fidel was not only a leader of the island, but also a world leader, said the president, who arrived on December 2nd to Cuba to participate in the posthumous tribute to the former Commander in the Plaza of the Revolution Antonio Maceo Grajales in Santiago d...

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Haiti's president to attend Fidel Castro's funeral in Cuba

Posted by Alterpresse on Saturday, December 3, 2016, In : Diplomacy 
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The provisional president, Jocelerme Privert, left the country on Friday, December 2, 2016, in the direction of Santiago (Cuba), to attend the official funeral of former President Fidel Castro Ruz, scheduled for Sunday, December 4, 2016.

Fidel Castro Ruz, the famous leader of the Cuban revolution, overthrew the dictatorial regime of General Fulgencio Batista, died at the age of 90, in Havana, Cuba, on Friday, November 25, 2016.

In this context, the national flag is ...

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Ban Ki-moon "profoundly sorry" for U.N role in deadly cholera outbreak in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, December 1, 2016, In : Diplomacy 
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United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, apologized to the people of Haiti on Thursday, for the global organisation's role in a deadly cholera outbreak that has killed nearly 10.000 Haitians and sickened over 800.000 more.

Cholera was unknown to Haiti until its introduction to the country in 2010, after UN Nepalese peacekeepers dumped raw sewage into Haiti's longest river.

“On behalf of the United Nations, I want to say very clearly: we apologize to the Haitian people. We simply did not...

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European Union urges Haitian political parties to accept results of Presidential election

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, In : Diplomacy 
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The European Union has demanded Wednesday that all parties in Haiti to respect the results of the partial presidential and legislative elections on Sunday November 20 in the country, held in a "particularly difficult" context after the hurricane.

"This election is the result of a democratic process and must be respected by all parties", spokesman for the European External Action Service, Federica Mogherini, said in a statement to assess the first round of presidential and legislative elections...

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Canadian Minister of International Development will arrive in Haiti tomorrow for two days visit

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, In : Diplomacy 
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The Canadian Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Marie-Claude Bibeau, will arrive in Haiti Wednesday November 16th for a two days visit, where she is expected to travel to the southwestern town of Le Cayes, the are hardest hit by last October 4th Hurricane Matthew.


The visit of the Canadian Minister of International Development and La Fancophonie, her first to Haiti, will give her first hand look at the extent of the damages left by the powerf...

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Haiti's former first lady views Hillary Clinton's lost to Donald Trump as a payback

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, November 13, 2016, In : Diplomacy 
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The unexpected election of Donald Trump as the new American President has sent shock waves throughout the rest of the world. The reactions in the countries that Donald Trump has mentioned during his campaign vary, depending on the comments he made. Country such as Russia, whose president, Vladimir Putin, Trump praised, is happy about his election, while Mexicans are worried about the presidency of the man who has repeatedly called for the building of a wall along their shared border; a wall w...

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Breaking News: Donald Trump wins american presidency in landslide, now Haitian americans are concerned

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, In : Diplomacy 
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Donald Trump has won the historic 2016 American presidency in a stunning landslide; easily defeating his opponent, former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The presidency of Donald Trump will have a huge impact on Haitians and Haiti itself to say the least. Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump had used Haiti, as a main example of the failed foreign policies of Hillary Clinton.  He became the first american presidential candidate to visit th...

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Haiti's Ambassador to the UN asks United States for official comment on new UN position in cholera epidemic

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, In : Diplomacy 
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The Haitian ambassador to the United Nations, Denis Regis, speaking to the UN general Assembly in New York last week, first, thank the United Nations for Its new position in the cholera epidemic that was introduced to his country in 2010 by UN nepalese peacekeepers, and has since claimed the lives of over 10.000 Haitians and sickened hundreds of thousands more.

Two weeks ago, the United Nations announced that it would put together a $400 million package to compensate victims, finance treatment...

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Ecuador president proposed "common fund for Haiti" during XXV Latin American Summit

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, October 30, 2016, In : Diplomacy 
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The president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, proposed Saturday to countries attending the XXV Latin American Summit taking place in Cartagena, Colombia, the creation of a common fund for Haiti, recently devastated by Hurricane Matthew.

"Now it is shattered Haiti again, this time by Hurricane Matthew. I propose that each country of the summit commit to contribute to a common fund to help, " Correa said in the plenary summit.

Hurricane Matthew which made landfall in Haiti on Octo...

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New Israeli ambassador in Haiti officially takes office

Posted by MetropoleHaiti on Friday, October 28, 2016, In : Diplomacy 
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The new Israeli Ambassador in Haiti, Daniel Saban, officially took office yesterday by presenting his credentials to the head of state Jocelerme Privert.

The diplomat pledged to intensify technical cooperation with Haiti in the agricultural sector. The expertise of the Jewish state in this field is recognized. The Haitian head of state himself had made the request to the Israeli diplomat.

He also pledged to continue cooperation in other areas with Haiti. Cooperation in the health sector should ...

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Vatican donates $100.000 to Haiti for Hurricane victims

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, October 14, 2016, In : Diplomacy 
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Pope Francis, through the Pontifical Council Cor Unum , has sent an initial aid of $100,000 to the Haiti hit ravaged in recent weeks by Hurricane Matthew.

In a statement, the Holy See said that "this sum, which will be distributed in collaboration with the Apostolic Nunciature through the church premises in the diocese mostly tested by calamity, will be dedicated to support works of assistance for flood victims , and wants to be a first and immediate concrete expression of feelings of paternal...

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Canada deploys team of disaster assessment to Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, October 7, 2016, In : Diplomacy 
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The Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stéphane Dion, Minister of International Development and Francophonie, Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Minister of National Defence,  Harjit Sajjan, today announced that the Canadian government had deployed the Canadian team of disaster assessment (ECEC) in Haiti and had booked up to 3 million in initial humanitarian aid to help Haiti and other countries in the region affected by the 'Matthew hurricane.

The ECEC will conduct a rapid assessment of the sit...

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Canada won't be sending electoral observers to Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, September 25, 2016, In : Diplomacy 
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It seems very likely that f
or the first time since 2006, the Canadian Government will not be sending an electoral observation team to Haiti to help oversee the upcoming October 9 presidential election. 

Jessica Seguin of Global Affairs Canada speaking to the Canadian news agency CBC, was unable to promise that Canada will for a fact send such a mission to the Caribbean nation saying only that "We are currently assessing our potential support for the OAS Electoral Observation Mission,"

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Presidential election may ease migration crisis, said Haiti to U.N General Assembly

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, September 24, 2016, In : Diplomacy 
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New York City- Haiti's October presidential election will be important to easing poverty,  as well as the migration crisis, acting President Jocelerme Privert told the United Nations General Assembly on Friday.

"The credibility of the upcoming election is vital to break with the cycle of instability and uncertainty which has beset my country for too long,"

Privert said that his government was aware of the many Haitians leaving to seek a better life elsewhere, causing a migr...

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Dominican Republic will send electoral observers to Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, In : Diplomacy 



Santo Domingo
.-The president of the Dominican republic's Central Electoral Board (JCE)  Roberto Rosario Marquez, has confirmed today that the Dominican Republic will send electoral observers to Haiti to help overseeing the October 9th presidential election, as requested by the Haitian government.

This emerges from a report presented at today's gathering with the plenary of the entity on the meeting held on Thursday September 15 with the Haitian ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Idalbert Pi...

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Ban Ki-moon apologized to Haiti for cholera and sexual abuses by UN soldiers

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, In : Diplomacy 
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, apologized today on behalf of the organization for the role it had in the cholera outbreak in Haiti and repeated cases of sexual abuse by "blue helmets" in Haiti and other countries. 

Ban Ki-moon whose terms as the world's organisation's Secretary General end this year-end, wanted to use his last speech before world leaders as an opportunity to express his "apologies for two issues that have tarnished the reputation of United Nations and, much worse, traumatized ...

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Haitian Prime Minister meet with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister in Venezuela

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, September 18, 2016, In : Diplomacy 




Deputy Prime Minister and  Foreign Minister of Vietnam, Pham Binh Minh, held bilateral meetings with leaders of El Salvador, Haiti and Burundi on the occasion of their participation in the XVII Summit of the Movement of the 
Non - Aligned developing Countries, taking place in Venezuela.  

In the dialogue with the Prime Minister of Haiti, Enex Jean Charles, the two sides called for increasing the exchange of delegations at various levels, and promote conditions for enterprises of the two countri...

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Donald Trump courts Haitian-Americans votes at Little Haiti's Cultural Center in Miami

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, September 16, 2016, In : Diplomacy 
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The controversial American Republican candidate, Donald Trump, will be meeting with prominent Haitian-Americans today at the Little Haiti's Cultural Center in Miami, in an effort to win over the votes of the Haitian community, which has suddenly become an important voting block in this unprecedented american election.

The Trump campaign is well aware that they do not have the support of African-Americans, which in the United States, Haitians identify as. Recent US nation...

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"Low threat from terrorism " in Haiti said UK new travel update

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, September 12, 2016, In : Diplomacy 
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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to the Carrefour, Cite Soleil, Martissant and Bel Air neighborhoods in Port-au-Prince due to the risk of criminal activity.

Cases of locally transmitted Zika virus have been confirmed in the last 3 months. You should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre and discuss your travel plans with your healthcare provider, particularly if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

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UN deeply regrets inability of Haitian parliament to hold national assembly

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, July 17, 2016, In : Diplomacy 

The United Nations and its partners in Haiti expressed their "deep regret" that, for the fourth time in as many weeks the country's National Assembly was unable to deliberate on interim governance arrangements.

In a joint statement on Saturday, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Haiti and Head of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Sandra, and other members of the international community in Haiti represented in the "Core Group "(the ambassadors of Brazil, Cana...

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OAS expresses concerns over inability of Haitian parliament

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, July 16, 2016, In : Diplomacy 



The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, today expressed deep concern over the apparent inability of the Haitian parliamentarians to meet in the National Assembly to decide on the best way to ensuring institutional stability and encourage further election process.

"Given the importance of the serious challenges and risks to the stability of the country, it is particularly disturbing that the meeting of the National Assembly scheduled for yesterday, 14 J...

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US suspends all aid to Haiti until election is completed

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, July 7, 2016, In : Diplomacy 


The United States has suspended all aid to Haiti until the presidential election in the Caribbean country is completed, the US State Department said Thursday.

The State Department's spokesman said during a press conference that the United States informed Haiti of the decision on July 1.

The presidential election in the impoverished country was launched in October 2015, but a run-off has been delayed several times after numerous allegations of fraud and violence that followed.

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US continues to recognize Privert as Haiti's interim President for now

Posted by AP on Friday, June 17, 2016, In : Diplomacy 



The U.S. State Department's special coordinator for Haiti says he currently recognizes Jocelerme Privert as the troubled country's interim president even though the divided Parliament keeps avoiding a vote on potentially extending his expired mandate.

During a Thursday phone call with reporters, Kenneth Merten was asked if the U.S. still recognized Privert as Haiti's caretaker leader even though his 120-day mandate ended Tuesday under the terms of an accord.

Merten responded: "I would have to s...

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UN envoy to Haiti calls on political actors to maintain a government in place

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, June 12, 2016, In : Diplomacy 



The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Haiti has urged all Haitian actors to maintain a constructive approach in the country's electoral process.

According to a statement, Sandra Honoré, who is also Head of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), “urges all Haitian actors to maintain a constructive approach to ensure the continuity of governance at all levels and to pursue the electoral process as foreseen.”

In that context, the Special Representat...

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Electoral Observation Mission of the EU disagrees with electoral verification commission and ends its work in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, In : Diplomacy 



The Electoral Observation Mission of the European Union in Haiti (EU EOM) considers that the "circumstances" appropriate are not met to continue their work in this country, after the invalidation of elections held last year and the publication of the new electoral calendar.

In a statement released today further, it indicates that the date of new elections scheduled for October 9, and stresses that the legislative year and the last Haitian elections were "well organized according to internation...

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Haiti will not be admitted as African Union Member State at next Summit

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, In : Diplomacy 


The African Union Commission informs the public that Haiti will not be admitted as a Member State of the African Union (AU) at its next Summit to be held in Kigali, Rwanda, as erroneously reported by several media outlets.
According to Article 29.1 of the AU’s Constitutive Act, only African States can join the African Union.

Given the importance that the AU accords to the African Diaspora, it has developed strong cooperation with sister States in the Caribbean region and citizens of African d...

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The UN Security Council expressed its "deep disappointment" over failure to hold elections

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, May 14, 2016, In : Diplomacy 



The UN Security Council on Friday expressed its deep disappointment following the failure by Haiti's electoral calendar, calling the country to quickly return "to constitutional order."

In a press release issued Friday, the Council also discussed the growing challenges facing Haiti, and added that they '' can be best solved with close coordination between a democratically elected government, civil society Haitian and international partners of Haiti. "

Reiterating its strong condemnation of any ...

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The international community is loosing its patience with so called Haitian leaders

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, April 16, 2016, In : Diplomacy 




US Secretary of State John Kerry had an interview with the television channel ABC-WPLG Miami 10 on many issues relating to the hemisphere. When the diplomat was asked about the postponement of the second round of presidential elections scheduled for April 24, John Kerry had this warning for Haitian politicians.

 "Let me be clear, Haitian players, so-called leaders, need to understand that there are clear limits to the patience, the will of the international community to tolerate this delay pro...

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Haiti's President is expected to meet his Dominican counterpart

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, In : Diplomacy 
Haitian President Jocelerme Privert could meet his Dominican counterpart, Danilo Medina, on the sidelines of a gathering of Diaspora organizations. As part of the week of the Diaspora the head of state should go to Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, Sunday, April 17, 2016.

The Dominican Head of State Danilo Medina, was also invited to lunch at the Dominican Haitian friendship gathering.

Lunch of friendship will be held this year in Santiago where violence episodes were recorded aga...

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Haiti will officially become a full member of the African Union in June

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, April 8, 2016, In : Diplomacy 




Haiti will officially become a member of the African Union at the next summit of the regional organization in June. According to this famous journalist from Benin, it was high time that African states make a strong gesture towards the first black republic.

The news is almost unnoticed. Until then simple "observer", Haiti, the first black republic in history, became, in early February in Addis Ababa, "full member partner" of the African Union 

This decision, the first of its kind for a diaspora ...

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Venezuela celebrates the bicentennial of the expedition of Simon Bolivar to Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, March 31, 2016, In : Diplomacy 



Today, the Bolivarian Republic celebrates the bicentennial of the expedition of Simon Bolivar to Haiti in search of military and monetary aid.

"We are deeply grateful to the people of Haiti," said Thursday the Chancellor of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, on behalf of the national government led by President Nicolas Maduro, regarding the 200th anniversary of the expedition.

December 15, 1815, after his defeat at Cartagena, from Spain, revolutionary Simon Bolivar arrived ...

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US ambassador says he opposes a new Electoral Evaluation commission

Posted by hougansydney.om on Thursday, March 31, 2016, In : Diplomacy 



The US ambassador accredited to Haiti has expressed his opposition to the creation of a new Electoral Evaluation commission.

Peter Mulrean explains that two dangers are to fear in the establishment of a new commission; First, it could delay the holding of the second round; then this new commission could be exploited by malicious individuals.

According to the US diplomat, technical recommendations that were made by the Independent Electoral Commission assessment should be implemented to continue...

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European Union calls for the instalation of Provisional Electoral Council

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, March 28, 2016, In : Diplomacy 



The ratification of the policy statement of the Prime Minister of Haiti Jean Charles Enex is a significant step towards the restoration of constitutional order in Haiti. It allows the nomination of an interim government in the framework of the implementation of the Triparty Agreement of 5th February. Such agreement shall ensure the continuity of the state and the continuation of the electoral cycle begun in 2015.
 
All stakeholders must redouble their efforts for the early establishment of the ...

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China urges international community to help Haiti hold second round presidential eletion

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, March 18, 2016, In : Diplomacy 



A Chinese envoy to the United Nations Thursday called on the international community to help Haiti hold the second round of presidential election on schedule.

"We must do all we can to facilitate the holding of the election on schedule," Liu Jieyi, China's permanent representative to the UN, told the UN Security Council.

The second round of presidential election is scheduled for April 24 and a new government is expected to come into being in May.

"We hope these processes will bring new opportuni...

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Venezuela calls for peace and stability in Haiti while condemning foreign interference

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, In : Diplomacy 



Venezuela called for peace and stability in Haiti, President Nicolas Maduro, said that the Bolivarian government has indicated its commitment to the Haitian authorities to work for peace and stability in Haiti; "A nation that for decades has been exploited by the American empire." At a meeting held with the economic cabinet Tuesday at the Miraflo Palace.


He expressed his rejection of interventionist measures in Haiti and other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. In recent days, oppos...

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Ban Ki Moon urges Haiti to complete electoral process without delays

Posted by Sydney Noel on Saturday, January 23, 2016, In : Diplomacy 



Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Haiti

New York, 23 January 2016

The Secretary-General is concerned over the recent postponement of the elections in Haiti, which were scheduled for 24 January. He strongly urges all stakeholders to work towards the peaceful completion of the electoral process without delay, through the forging of a consensual solution that will allow the people of Haiti to exercise their right to vote for the election of a new President and th...

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The European Union demands a new electoral calendar in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, January 23, 2016, In : Diplomacy 





The European Union called Saturday  for a "new electoral calendar"  so that voters can "fully exercise their political rights", after the last minute cancellation on Friday's of the disputed presidential election scheduled for Sunday for "security reasons".

"The European Union has noted the decision of the President of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) to postpone, for security reasons, the second round of presidential elections on Sunday," said in a statement released in Brussels by the...

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Haiti's Minister of Foreign Affairs had a meeting with Cuban ambassador

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, January 8, 2016, In : Diplomacy 
Lener Renaud, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Haiti, met with the ambassador of Cuba, Ricardo Garcia Naples, where they discussed issues related to the holding of the Ministerial Meeting for the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), to be held on 18 and 19 January next in this brother country.

In the coming conclave, Cuba will assume the rotating presidency of the ACS, an organization born in 1994 in Colombia and aims to identify and promote consultation, cooperation and concer...

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Swiss Ambassador in Haiti, has some heavy criticisms for international Community role in the country

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, In : Diplomacy 



The representative of the Switzerland government in Haiti Jean Luc Virchaux, in a sit down with a swiss magazine to talk about his work in Haiti and the current post-electoral crisis among other hot button issues, had some heavy criticism for the international community's involvement in Haiti. Especially the UN mission known as MINUSTAH.


During the interview, the journalist Youri Hanne asked the ambassador:

"What is your view on the United Nations presence in Haiti? Can we speak of occupation?...

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US Secretary of State John Kerry, to visit Haiti next week

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, October 2, 2015, In : Diplomacy 

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Following the invitation of Haitian President Michel Martelly, the Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, this upcoming October 6.

The information was reported by the US Embassy in Haiti, in a statement released Thursday.

The statement said the head of the US diplomacy will meet with President Martelly with other high-ranking Haitian officials .

Discussions will focus on the preparations in place for the presidential elections which will take p...

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Dominican Republic recalls its ambassador in Haiti over land-trade ban imposed by Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, September 18, 2015, In : Diplomacy 



The Dominican Foreign Ministry, through a statement, has informed of the decision by the Dominican government, Wednesday, September 16, 2015, to recall for consultation Ruben Silie, the Dominican ambassador in Haiti. In addition, the Dominican Chancellery told to consider other diplomatic measures in response to the announcement of the ban that the government of the Dominican Republic has only found out through Haitian media; the ban on entering by land of around 23 Dominican products from 1 ...

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US Embassy in Haiti released statement on reopening of border between Haiti and Dominican Republic

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, August 27, 2015, In : Diplomacy 


The US government is very pleased that the high-ranking officials from the Haitian government have issued a statement guaranteeing the safety of all trucks arriving from the Dominican Republic. The Haitian National Police (HNP) has sent special troops to guarantee a safe corridor to facilitate the delivery of items needed to operate the Caracol Industrial Park. Thousands of people could lose their jobs if this situation is not resolved immediately, and the US government believes that the Hait...

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Haiti made a million dollar donation to Nepal, devastated by two powerful earthquakes

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, May 18, 2015, In : Diplomacy 


Haiti's president Michel Joseph Martelly has allocated a million dollar to the Nepalese government after two terrible earthquakes, less than three weeks apart from each other, have devastated the Asian Nation, leaving over 8.000 dead and over 19.000 injured.

This donation was confirmed by the president's spokesman Lucien Jura, during his intervention at a popular political talk show on Radio Television Caraibes, Sunday morning.

While the gesture of President Michel Martelly was appreciated by m...

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Many important cooperation agreements between Haiti and France will be signed during historic visit of French president Francois Hollande

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, May 11, 2015, In : Diplomacy 



During the visit of French President Francois Hollande, in Haiti, on May 12, cooperation agreements in relation to energy, vocational training, education and food, will be signed by ministers the two countries in the presence of the two heads of state, said on Friday, 8 May, the spokesman of the government.

Bilateral be held, particularly between the two presidents and the French and Haitian ministers, he adds.

The Minister of Communication stresses that the French delegation will come to Haiti...

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French president Francois Hollande began his Caribbean tour, where he will make historic visit to Haiti

Posted by AFP on Saturday, May 9, 2015, In : Diplomacy 
Le président François Hollande lors des cérémonies du 70e anniversaire de la capitulation allemande qui a mis fin à la II guerre mondiale, le 8 mai 2015 à Paris, quelques heures avant son départ vers les Antilles

Francois Hollande on Friday began his tour of the Caribbean in St. Barthelemy and St. Martin, two small islands of the French Antilles where he is to participate Saturday and Sunday in Martinique and Guadeloupe in two major international meetings on climate change and memory of slavery.

"Thank you? Be here (...) Thank you for waiting so long," he told Mr. Holland, arrived at 17:00 local (2300 in Paris), warmly welcomed by hundreds of locals and tourists just outside the small airfield of Gusta...

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US Embassy in Haiti won't comment on the issue of American citizenship of some candidates

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, May 8, 2015, In : Diplomacy 



The US Embassy in Port-au-Prince does not want to comment on the issue of citizenship or renunciation of US citizenship of a person of foreign descent, but still is willing to assist the Haitian authorities to check the validity of a certificate of revocation of US citizenship, issued by the United States.

"The US Embassy does not comment citizenship or loss of citizenship of anyone," said  General Consul of the United States to Port-au-Prince, Robert F. Hannan, during an interview with the ag...

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The United Kingdom appoints Sharon Campbell as Her Majesty's Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, In : Diplomacy 

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Mrs Sharon Campbell has been appointed Her Majesty’s Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Haiti. She will succeed Mr Steven Fisher, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. She will take up her appointment during October 2015.

Mrs Campbell joined the FCO in 1983 and has held a range of positions in bilateral missions around the world. Her work has covered a wide range of issues including political, consular and financial policy along with commercial diplomacy...


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Dominican President Danilo Medina received credentials of Haiti's new ambassador

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, In : Diplomacy 



President Danilo Medina today received the credentials of new ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Mexico, Ecuador, Haiti and Kazakhstan.

The diplomats, who presented credentials in that order, are Juan Carlos Tirado Zavala, María del Carmen Larrea Chiriboga, André Daniel Supplice and Konstantin Zhigalov.

Accompanying the Head of State Vice President Margarita Cedeño de Fernández and Foreign Minister, Andrés Navarro, in a ceremony at the Hall of Ambassadors of the National Pala...

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The Obama administration expresses concerns about ruling that freed infamous kidnappers in Haiti

Posted by Reuters on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, In : Diplomacy 
PORT-AU-PRINCE — The Obama administration expressed concern on Monday over the speed of a court ruling in Haiti that dropped charges against a man accused in a kidnapping ring who had close ties to the family of President Michel Martelly.

On Friday, the judge freed Woodly Ethéart, who has known Mr. Martelly since they both worked in the music business, and Renel Nelfort. Mr. Ethéart and Mr. Nelfort are suspected of being the leaders of the Galil Gang, and they were indicted in March on cha...

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Michel Martelly addresses the Summit of the Americas

Posted by Sydney Noel on Monday, April 13, 2015, In : Diplomacy 



The Haitian head of state Michel Martelly, during his speech on the 7th Summit of the Americas focused on the significant progress that has been made in the electoral process. The horizon to lead a free, fair and inclusive elections is now clear said Mr. Martelly.

With respect to the security of the elections Mr. Martelly has once again called for the continuation of UN troops during the electoral process. "The electoral process this year requires great caution, said the head of the state argu...

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Protocol Faux-pas: Haitian president welcomed with Canadian flag during ceremonial greeting at the Summit of the Americas

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, April 11, 2015, In : Diplomacy 


Panamanian organizers of the Summit of the Americas are apologizing for hoisting the wrong flag during the ceremonial arrival Friday, of President Michel Martelly of Haiti.

Martelly, one of the last leaders to arrive at the regional gathering, was taken aback to find the flag of Canada floating along the carpet from his plane to the airport. 

Visibly confused by the incident, Panama's interior minister, urged the Haitian president to walked over to journalists gathered on the tarmac , to thank ...

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Martelly and Obama discuss elections during their meeting in Jamaica

Posted by Le Nouvelliste on Friday, April 10, 2015, In : Diplomacy 
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President Michel Joseph Martelly had a head-to-head with his counterpart Barack Obama on Thursday in Jamaica, over a year after the one at the White House in early 2014 in Washington. On his twitter account, the head of the Haitian State posted a picture with the caption "conversation with my American counterpart Barack Obama on the sidelines of the Summit of CARICOM-USA in Jamaica."

Michel Martelly, returned to Port-au-Prince in the middle of the afternoon before returning to Panama, where he...

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Haiti's foreign Minister's resignation won't change Dominican-Haiti's ties

Posted by Dominican Today on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, In : Diplomacy 


Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic Foreign minister Andrés Navarro on Tuesday said the announced resignation of Haitian counterpart Pierre Duly Brutus won’t change the bilateral ties between Santo Domingo and Port-au-Prince.

He said he expects the policy of engagement towards the neighboring nation continues, regardless of any change of the Foreign Minister. "We expect that a decision involving the Foreign Minister’s situation won’t alter the climate of harmony that we’ve now cultivat...

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Haiti is relatively stable, according to UN representative Sandra Honoré

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, March 30, 2015, In : Diplomacy 




"The security situation in Haiti is relatively stable," that is what stated Sandra Honoré during her presentation to the UN Security Council on 18 March in New York.

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Haiti has focused on strengthening the national police which will have15,000 agents in 2016 with the support of MINUSTAH.

At the end of the report of Ban Ki Moon to the Security Council, Member States have maintained the 21-80 resolution providing for a g...

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Breaking News: French President Francois Hollande set to visit Haiti May 12

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, March 23, 2015, In : Diplomacy 
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The French President François Hollande will travel to Haiti on May 12, after his visit to Martinique, Guadeloupe and Cuba.

The information was confirmed by The Elysee on its website.

Recall that Haitian President Michel Martelly met with his counterpart of the French Republic, François Hollande, October 31, 2014 in Paris, as part of a European tour that had also led to Germany.

Note that in the margins of the 14th Francophonie Summit which was held in Kinshasa (DRC) Mr. Martelly and Mr. Hollan...

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The International community is seeking $400 million for Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, March 20, 2015, In : Diplomacy 


The international launch of the Transition Call (TAP) for Haiti was held March 13, 2015 at the United Nations' palacein Geneva.

A statement from the UN mission in Haiti, said that the Call is seeking funding of US $ 401 million for the 2015-2016 period to reduce extreme vulnerability and building resilience in Haiti.

"Five years after a devastating earthquake the total number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has decreased. However, Haiti remains fragile and highly vulnerable to natu...

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Haiti will not issue apologies to Dominican Republic, said Haitian foreign minister

Posted by Le Nouvelliste on Saturday, February 28, 2015, In : Diplomacy 
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Haiti will not issue apologies to the Dominican Republic after the escalation of the consulate of the neighboring state, this is what said Friday the Haitian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dully Brutus. The chancellor, who criticizes the silence of the Dominican authorities dealing with violence against Haitian nationals on the other side of the border, says it was necessary for the Haitian government to raise the tone.

"For us, there is no question of an apology. A Haitian was killed, our flag ...

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Haiti presented the OAS its Withdrawal as Host of the General Assembly

Posted by OAS press release on Saturday, February 28, 2015, In : Diplomacy 




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The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) took note today of the notification of the withdrawal of its offer to host the XLV General Assembly of the Organization due to “financial and logistical constraints” currently experienced by the Government of Haiti, as expressed by the country´s Foreign Minister, Duly Brutus, in a letter sent to the Secretary General of the OAS, José Miguel Insulza.

The Chair of the Permanent Council and Permanent Represe...

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Dominican Republic celebrates 171 years independence from Haiti as tensions between the two nations heighten

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, February 27, 2015, In : Diplomacy 


Tensions between the Dominican Republic and Haiti continue to reach new heights as the Dominican Republic today celebrates its 171 years independence from Haiti, in 1844.

Many anti-haitian protests have been observed in different parts of the country during the occasion and most Haitians living in the Dominican Republic have been obliged to stay home for fear that something might happen to them.

Dominican President Danillo Medina during an address for the occasion reminded that the Dominican Re...

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Nancy Pelosi released statement after recent visit to Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, February 23, 2015, In : Diplomacy 


Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement following meetings with President Michel Martelly, Prime Minister Evans Paul and other high ranking Haitian government officials during this visit to the country on Saturday:

“Following our U.S. Embassy country team briefing in Port-au-Prince, we visited two initiatives funded in part by the United States Agency for International Development.  We learned of the great work the Zamni Beni Foundation is doing to provide a home and care for ...

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Haiti recalls its ambassador in the Dominican Republic after recent spike of anti-haiti crimes

Posted by Le Nouvelliste on Monday, February 23, 2015, In : Diplomacy 



Haiti has recalled for consultations its ambassador in the Dominican Republic. After two days of discussion with the ambassador and other representatives of Haiti to the Dominican Republic, Haiti's Foreign Minister Duly Brutus said Friday a set of provisions to protest violence against striking Haitian nationals.

The Haitian ambassador Fritz Cinéas, consuls and all the heads of mission in Haiti and in the Dominican Republic to Port-au-Prince since Wednesday. During the last two days, Haitian ...

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OAS said that the organization is taking note in the electoral evolution in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, February 16, 2015, In : Diplomacy 


The Group of Friends of Haiti to the Organization of American States (OAS) held a meeting this week at the institution's headquarters in Washington, DC, under the chairmanship of the Deputy Secretary General of the OAS, Albert Ramdin.

according to a statement from the OAS, at the meeting, Ambassador Ramdin, the Permanent Representative of Haiti to the OAS, Bocchit Edmond, as well as representatives from other Member States, observer countries and international organizations have examined 'prog...

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Lynching of Haitian man won't strain Dominican Republic's relationship with Haiti said Dominican foreign minister

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, February 14, 2015, In : Diplomacy 


Santo Domingo.- Foreign Minister Andrés Navarro on Thursday said sectors that seek to strain relations between Dominican Republic and Haiti hide behind the recent burning of  Haitian flags and other violent actions across the country. The official didn’t identify those sectors.

Navarro said despite that some people look to profit from these types of mishaps, the Government aims to further strengthen relations and maintain dialogue between both nations.


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Dominican's Republic holds meeting to discuss border situation with Haiti

Posted by Dominican Today on Saturday, February 14, 2015, In : Diplomacy 



Independencia, DR.– The Foreign Ministry held Saturday a working meeting in the Independencia province with the local authorities of civil society, aimed at analyzing the situation on the Dominican-Haitian border.

The meeting, headed by Foreign Minister Andres Navarro, dealt also with the  economic and social reality that the inhabitants of that province have to face.

"We can not speak of an effective and positive bilateral relations with our Haitian neighbors if the Foreign Ministry has no p...

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Haiti's President assured world leaders that elections will be held in Haiti this year

Posted by Haitian Press Network on Friday, January 30, 2015, In : Diplomacy 


Participating in the Third Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of States of Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAC), President Michel Martelly assured the world that elections unfulfilled for four years now, will take place this year. All conditions leading to these electoral contests are now met, suggested Michel Martelly.

'Haiti is now putting the focus on the elections,' 'dropped Haitian President Michel Martelly in a speech on Thursday, in front of twenty heads of Stat...

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UN Security Council arrive in Haiti for three days visit

Posted by AP on Friday, January 23, 2015, In : Diplomacy 



U.N. Security Council members are in Haiti for a three-day visit aimed in part at urging the government to hold long-delayed municipal and legislative elections.
Council members arrived Friday and expect to meet with officials including President Michel Martelly during their stay. Martelly began ruling by decree last week when Parliament was dissolved after legislators' terms expired amid a political stalemate.
The U.N. said in a statement that it also will assess the implementation of council ...

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Belgium rejects the designation of Josue Pierre Louis as Ambassador

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, January 23, 2015, In : Diplomacy 
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The former president of the Permanent Electoral Council and Minister of Justice Josue Pierre Louis has not been accepted as the new Ambassador of Haiti by European and Belgian authorities. 

Since his arrival in 2013, Josué Pierre-Louis has never been approved by Belgian and European authorities, reports the newspaper La Libre Belgique. 

"He was denied accreditation, and we want him to go", said a Belgian diplomat. 

According to the diplomat, Brussels had sent a formal letter last fall to the Ha...

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US representative meets newly installed prime minister of Haiti, Evans Paul

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, January 22, 2015, In : Diplomacy 



Prime Minister Paul Evans presented the Special Coordinator for Haiti at the US State Department the top priorities for his government.

Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, 21 January 2015.- The Prime Minister Paul Evans, had, on Wednesday, at the Prime Minister, an important meeting with the Special Coordinator for Haiti at the US State Department, Tom Adams.

The meeting took place in the presence of US Ambassador Pamela White, around issues related to the organization of elections, budget support and a...

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Pope Francis Day of Memory and Hope for Haiti. 5 years after Earthquake

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, January 9, 2015, In : Diplomacy 




A delegation of 11 Haitian religious among them a woman left Haiti on Wednesday January 7th, to Rome, to take part Saturday January 10th, in a  journey to commemorate the devastating January 12th 2010 Earthquake; have announced the president of the Episcopal Conference in Haiti, (CEH), the Cardinal Chibly Langlois.

"5 years after the earthquake of January 12th 2010, the Holy See wants to renew its communion and collaboration with the Church of Haiti and its solidarity with the Haitian people."...

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UN Security Council ambassadors set to visit Haiti to encourage elections.

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, In : Diplomacy 
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Ambassadors from the United Nations Security Council will be in Haiti from January 23 to 25 for a mission in order to examine the situation in the country following the reduction of UN soldiers in Haiti, and most importantly to encourage the organization of elections, three years overdue.

The council wish to " reaffirm to the Haitian government the urgent need to organize elections." Said the Chilean ambassador Cristian Barros, who will be presiding the council this January. 
" There are unanim...

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