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Statement on Haiti by Chair of CARICOM, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, on Friday 8 March 2024

CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana – Friday, 8 March 2024:   CARICOM Chairman, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali gives an update in relation to ongoing efforts in working with the various stakeholders in Haiti to bring stability and normalcy back to the People and country of Haiti.
The Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community remain engaged in deep discussions with the various stakeholders in Haiti and Prime Minister Henry. Whilst we are making considerable progress the stakeholders are not yet where they need to be.

“We are acutely aware of the urgent need for consensus to be reached.  We have impressed on the respective parties that time is not on their side in agreeing to the way forward. From our reports, the situation on the ground remains dire, and is of serious concern to us.

“At the same time we have taken the decision as a Community to write the Heads of State and Heads of Government of the key countries with whom Haiti has engaged as partners, inviting them to meet with our Heads in CARICOM in Kingston, Jamaica on Monday the 11th of March, to urgently address this state of affairs and all other matters critical to the stabilization of security and the provision of urgent humanitarian aid to the people of Haiti. It is vital that this engagement be at a highest level as possible to send a clear message of unity between CARICOM and the international community as we work together to provide the critical support to the Haitian people at this time of crisis for them. 

“We would like the Haitian people to know that we will continue to work with them, on their behalf until there is a satisfactory resolution that brings stability and relief to them.”


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