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Haiti - Security : Martelly requires more Efforts of the Minustah
30/06/2011 08:50:31

Haiti - Security : Martelly requires more Efforts of the Minustah
The President of the Republic, Michel Martelly, has received Wednesday morning at the National Palace, the new civilian head of the Minustah, the Chilean Mariano Fernandez Amunátegui, which replaces to this position, Edmond Mulet.

The President has urged the new leader to begin to work within the framework of the Mission and to demonstrate a more noticeable presence alongside the PNH in order to deal more effectively with banditry. He required that frequent meetings are held between the UN mission and the Haitian National Police to address insecurity and dismantling criminal networks.

The President also spoke to Mr. Fernandez of the need to channel the resources and the means of the Minustah towards the effort of development and reconstruction.

The Chilean diplomat has informed the Head of State of the availability of a fund for the "intensive labor work" which will enable him to respond immediately to some expectations of the President and pledged to support the development and the reconstruction.

Learn more about Mariano Fernández Amunátegui :
Mr. Fernández brings to this position nearly of forty years of diplomatic experience of very high level within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, including to the position of Minister from 2009 to 2010. Mr. Fernández was previously Ambassador of Chile to the United States from 2006 to 2009, in the UK from 2002 to 2006, in Spain from 2000 to 2002, in Italy from 1992 to 1994 and to the Mission of Chile to the EU between 1990 and 1992. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Fernández was Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Chile. From 2003 to 2007, he also served as Commissioner of Chile to the International Whaling Commission. Between 1974 and 1982, during the military dictatorship in Chile, Mr. Fernández lived in exile in Germany where he worked as a copy editor for the magazine Development and Cooperation, the press agency IPS Dritte Welt Nachrichten and the Handbook of Development Assistance. Back in Chile, Mr. Fernandez worked as a researcher and member of the Executive Committee of the Center of Studies for Development (CED), from 1982 to 1990. Mr. Fernández graduated in law from the Catholic University of Santiago in Chile Catholic University in Santiago, Chile, and social science research methods at the University of Bonn, in Germany. Born in 1945 in Santiago, Mr. Fernández is married and father of three children.

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