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Haiti - FLASH : What Jovenel Moïse discussed with Donald Trump
26/03/2019 09:39:34

Haiti - FLASH : What Jovenel Moïse discussed with Donald Trump
Returning from his mini USA/Caribbean summit in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, with US President Donald Trump, President Jovenel Moïse said that, in addition to the issues of regional topics and of interests, he had discussed several issues specific for Haiti with the US President, in particular :

The territory and the maritime borders of Haiti (110,000 km2) which has no surveillance and reinforcement of coastguards in Haiti to fight against smuggling and drug trafficking...

Moïse spoke about the recovery of the army in Haiti and in particular the US embargo imposed on Haiti on the purchase of weapons of war. Trump kicked in touch by avoiding talking about the army in Haiti "He took note to see how strengthen equipment and training elite units of the national police..."

Moïse said he had discussed at length investments, saying he had made it clear to the US President that Haiti was looking for foreign direct investment to help develop major projects in the sector of energy and agriculture, but that Haiti no longer wanted to be a humanitarian destination.

According to the Head of State, Trump would have been very interested in the energy sector and promised to support the 24/24 power project in Haiti. Regarding investments in agriculture, after having exposed to the US President agricultural potential in Haiti, Trump would have expressed interest in establishing partnerships with US companies via the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) the US Development Finance Agency. A "priority status" will be granted to Haiti and in the next 3 months a high-level delegation from OPIC will visit Haiti to explore investment opportunities https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-27259-haiti-flash-at-the-usa-caribbean-mini-summit-trump-promises-with-implicit-conditions.html .

In terms of tourism, the Head of State claims to have asked his American counterpart to remove Haiti from the list of countries at risk and avoid, list where Haiti has been since February 14th https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-26948-haiti-flash-usa-raises-to-maximum-travel-advisory-levels-for-haiti.html . Moïse said that the US President had promised to remove Haiti from alert level 4, however Moïse can not say when this measure will take effect...

It only remains to wait to see... knowing what the promises of the American President are worth, its unpredictable side and its frequent changes of ideas...

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