President Jovenel Moise presents a summary of his trip to Mar-a-Largo

Haitian President Jovenel Moise returned home Friday night aboard a private plane, following his participation in a USA / Caribbean mini-summit held at Mar-a-Lago, located in the state of Florida at the invitation of his American counterpart Donald Trump.

The President who was accompanied by First Lady Martine Moise, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bocchit Edmond and members of his private cabinet, was welcomed on the tarmac by the interim Prime Minister Jean Michel Lapin, accompanied by several members of the lame duck government and several other high ranking members of the administration.

Speaking from the diplomatic lounge at Toussaint Louverture International Airport, Jovenel Moise says the United States pledged to help Haiti strengthen the capacity of its national police.

Environmental protection, border security, money laundering and illegal arms trafficking were at the center of discussions at the mini-summit which was also attended by other Caribbean leaders.

President Moise announced construction in the near future of a metropolitan electrical network as part as his electricity 24/7 project. He said The United States pledged to support Haiti’s 24/7 electrification project. He encouraged the two branches of the Haitian Parliament to grant the benefit of urgency to the ratification of the loan agreement of 150 million US dollars by the Chinese Republic / Taiwan.

President Jovenel Moise also announced for this week the start of consultations with the presidents of the two branches of the Haitian parliament in order to choose a new Prime Minister as stipulated in the amended version of the constitution 1987.

He encouraged Acting Prime Minister Jean Michel Lapin to address the urgent challenges. The President noted that the phenomenon of insecurity deserves to be addressed quickly and called on the population to keep calm.

Source: Radio Nationale d’Haiti


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