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CARICOM must play a leadership role in addressing deteriorating situation in Haiti – says CARICOM Heads of Government

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Kevon Browne

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) – The CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), food security, intra-regional travel, climate change, climate finance, health, and security were some of the major issues discussed at the 44th Regular Meeting of the CARICOM Heads of Government.

At the meeting in the Bahamas, Heads of Government said the region must play a leadership role in addressing the deteriorating situation in Haiti, a Member State, calling it a moral and political obligation.

Action is needed by CARICOM because of the mounting insecurity and its widespread impact on all facets of Haitian life.

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, was a guest speaker at the meeting, where he announced that Canada would be sending navy vessels to Haiti and 45 million in funding.

The National Consensus for an Inclusive Transition and Transparent Elections, launched by the Honourable Ariel Henry, the Interim Prime Minister of Haiti, was addressed despite the transition being viewed as needing to be more inclusive.

Finally, the Heads of Government agreed to build international partnerships in support of efforts to return Haiti to peace and stability as a necessary precursor for free, fair and credible elections.

 

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