Haiti - Politic : The President Chávez promised his full support to the reconstruction
During this working meeting that lasted nearly three hours, the two Heads of State have deeply discussed on the rich historical past that binds Haiti and Venezuela. A relationship that dates back to early 1800 when Francisco de Miranda began his crusade for the liberation of America with the support of Haiti.
The two leaders discussed then, of cooperation in areas such as agriculture, infrastructure, housing and of education. The Minister Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin has presented to the President Chávez, the Haitian Government's plan to make the city of Jacmel a high tourist destination in the Caribbean. The discussions on Jacmel focused on the airport expansion, the estoration of historical sites as well as road infrastructure projects. The President Chávez favorably welcomed the plan.
In the field of agriculture, the cooperation and the investment, have been at the heart of discussions. Due to the fact that 60% of Haiti's population evolves in this sector, the increase in production would be the key of development. The two Presidents discussed the creation of public-private partnerships, in order to give the State the priority of the projects on agriculture and the issue of loans to Haitian farmers.
The President Chávez has promised his full support to assist the reconstruction of Haiti and declared that the Venezuelan people remains attached alongside the Haitian people and that it will work tirelessly to ensure that the reconstruction process forward faster than before.
Both leaders agreed on a visit of President Chávez in Haiti in the coming weeks. The President Chávez wants to travel to Haiti to see the work done by the administration Martelly and the impact of the Venezuelan aid.
The President Martelly concluded the meeting, by encouraging the President Chávez to allow the private sector Venezuelan, to come and engage in Haiti, since there are many investment opportunities. Recalling that by facilitating foreign direct investment, Haiti will create thousands of jobs necessary to increase the standard of living of its citizens.
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