Behind the Headline: United States ambassador stresses the need to prepare for elections in a peaceful climate
Haitian Creole: "The United States is concerned about the crisis"
Haitian Creole Radio Metropole from Port-au-Prince reports:
Haiti Special Coordinator for the State Department Kenneth Merten went on a mission to Haiti last week to assess the crisis situation. The heads of the two branches of the Haitian Parliament reported that the working session with the American diplomat focused on the political crisis. President of the Senate Lambert Joseph pointed out that important issues, including respect for the mandate of elected officials, institution building and elections, were discussed at this meeting. Preparations for the 2019 elections are one of the US government's priorities. In the last statement following the violent demonstrations in November 2018, the United States ambassador stressed the need to prepare for elections in a peaceful climate. Socio-political stability and the fight against the proliferation of weapons were also discussed. According to the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Gary Bodeau, foreign diplomats have expressed concerns about foreign investment in the country. The member for Delmas is very concerned about the accelerated deterioration in the living conditions of vulnerable segments of the population. (09/12/2018)