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12/02/2015 11:34:05

Haiti - Sports : Haiti's participation in the 2015 Pan American Games
Jimmy Albert, the new Minister of Youth, Sports and Civic Action, met recently, Tristan E. Landry political and economic Counsellor of the Embassy of Canada in Haiti around Haiti's participation in the Pan American Games Toronto (Canada), from 10 to 26 July 20I5 and Canada's support to the initiatives of the Government of Haiti.

Tristan E. Landry, reiterated that the support of the Government of Canada to the Haitian government, for sports and youth, remains unconditional despite budgetary restrictions and offered to Haiti an upstream administrative support for athletes taking part in the Toronto games to facilitate the registration of the latter before 31 March 2015.

Mr. Landry recalled the number of Haitian-Canadian athletes who shone in Canada in the past, particularly showing praise for the Haitian women's football team U-15 who defended the colors of Haiti against Canada brilliantly in the first edition of the Confederation of North American Nations, Central American and Caribbean Football (CONCACAF) in 2014.

By warmly thanking Councillor Landry, Minister Albert, for whom sport is a powerful vehicle for change, friendship and pride, has expressed its determination to promote the practice of various sports in Haiti.

One objective of the participation of Haitian athletes
in various sports disciplines at the Pan American Games in Toronto is getting their admission ticket to Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016.

In addition, the Canadian Advisor was satisfied of the First Session of the Assembly of the new Government Youth of Haiti http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-13136-haiti-politic-inauguration-of-the-government-youth-of-haiti.html , which took place on February 3 and promised to support the activities of the young House.

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