GEORGE TOWN, Aug. 28 (Prince Latina) CARICOM leaders have affirmed their unconditional support for Haiti in its efforts to overcome current challenges, said a statement issued by that regional mechanism today.
This position was ratified the day before during a meeting of the highest authorities of the CARICOM, dedicated to analyzing the situation in Haiti after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise on July 7, the earthquake of August 14 and the subsequent passing of a tropical storm. Grace for that country.
The forum discussed the political and humanitarian situation in Haiti and received live updates from its Prime Minister, Ariel Henry, who focused his government’s actions on three priorities.
In this regard, he referred to the relief and reconstruction work after the earthquake, and the need for credible and transparent elections and for a full investigation to be brought to justice in Moise’s murder.
The meeting considered that CARICOM “must be at the forefront to ensure that its member state, Haiti, has a fresh start while it recovers,” and considered the current crisis a good opportunity to rebuild that country, according to the final declaration issued by the committee. Meeting.
In this regard, the participants offered to assist the community in areas in which Member States have expertise, such as the electoral process, judicial support and investigations into assassination, the restoration of democratic institutions, and the fight against crime and violence.
Similarly, financial donations were pledged to meet the urgent needs of the country, and the importance of a strong and coordinated humanitarian response and vaccination efforts in the fight against Covid-19 was highlighted.