PORT OF SPAIN – Caribbean Neighborhood (CARICOM) leaders on Saturday held a particular assembly on the scenario in Haiti the place crime and political instability are critically affecting the socio-economic growth of the French-speaking CARICOM member nation.
St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves instructed the Caribbean Media Company (CMC) that the assembly supplied the regional leaders, who had been attending the continued second regional Agri-Funding and Discussion board Expo11, to debate and replace the Haitian Prime Minister Dr Ariel Henry on the selections taken throughout the CARICOM summit in Suriname final month.
Gonsalves mentioned that the whereas a call has been taken for a CARICOM-led technical mission to go to Port au Prince for talks with all of the stakeholders there, not date as but been finalised whilst Henry has reiterated that he “needs CARICOM to be very a lot concerned”.
Gonsalves mentioned plans are additionally being formulated for a gathering to be held in The Bahamas that may comply with the technical mission’s go to.
The assembly in Nassau is predicted to be attended by the stakeholders from Haiti, the African Union, Francophone international locations, in addition to the Neighborhood for Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the Organisation of American States (OAS) amongst others Gonsalves added.
Regional leaders in July “welcomed developments” in Haiti which they mentioned “heralded the potential for a dialogue course of going down to resolve the protracted multidimensional disaster”.
The leaders had additionally urged that this course of must be pursued to make sure a Haitian-owned decision and inspired all stakeholders to take part and welcomed the attainable acceptance of worldwide observers together with CARICOM to accompany the dialogue course of.
Gonsalves mentioned CARICOM international locations “should do a whole lot of advocacy” with various stakeholders together with the US because it pertains to safety scenario in Haiti, whereas the area would press forward “to see how we may present political help” to the French-speaking member nation.
“It’s a work in progress contained by our capabilities,” he added.
Gonsalves mentioned that the assembly right here on Saturday attended by the members of the CARICOM Bureau in addition to Grenada’s Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell and his St. Lucian counterpart Prime Minister Phillip J Pierre with the emphasis “on making an attempt to construct a consensus”. (CMC)