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

Posted by on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Under: 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 Emirates, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and as the US Charge d’Affaires in Lebanon.

These new ambassadors, notably Mrs. Michèle J. Sison, have expressed their respect for the Haitian people while renewing their commitments to maintain close ties of friendship and strengthen cooperation between Haiti and their respective countries.

The President of the Republic also reassured these ambassadors of his willingness to work together for the harmonious development of relations between Haiti and these two friendly countries.

The American ambassador's accreditation in Haiti comes at a time when the  relation between the United States and Haiti has plunged to a new low, due to the recent insulting remarks American President Donald Trump has used to referred to Haiti and Haitians when discussing immigration policies. 

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

The NY Times reported that in June he said that Haitian immigrants "all have AIDS" and last month during a meeting with lawmakers he qualified Haiti as a "shit hole".

Breaking News: Trump referred to Haiti as "shit hole country" during meeting this Thursday morning

 Michèle J. Sison replaces Robin Diallo, whom was summoned by the Haitian government to explain to officials the reported shit hole remark of President Trump to qualify Haiti.

Breaking News: Haitian government summons US Charge d'Affaires to clarify Donald Trump's comment

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