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Haiti - Venezuela : Haiti reiterates its commitment against the regime of President Nicolas Maduro
07/08/2020 11:20:59

Haiti - Venezuela : Haiti reiterates its commitment against the regime of President Nicolas Maduro
Thursday morning in Washington DC Haitian Chancellor Claude Joseph accompanied by a delegation made up of Ambassador Léon Charles, Permanent Representative of Haiti to the OAS, Ambassador Hervé Denis, Head of Mission at the Embassy of Haiti to Washington, and Dr Weibert Arthus, Chief of Staff to the Minister, spoke with representatives of countries in the Lima Group on the general situation in the hemisphere, and more specifically the political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.

After the meeting, Chancellor Joseph said, "I met this morning with representatives of the member countries of the Lima Group, on the crises and geopolitical threats facing our region, in particular the crisis in Venezuela. The Republic of Haiti, which occupies the second vice-president, is committed to facilitating the implementation of the Interamerican Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance mechanisms (Rio Treaty) an important instrument for the maintenance of peace and the stability of the hemisphere."

Let's recall that in January 2019, Haiti had taken a position against the legitimacy of the regime of President Nicolas Maduro https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-26627-haiti-flash-haiti-votes-against-the-legitimacy-of-the-regime-of-president-nicolas-maduro.html and Haiti after becoming a member in January 2020 of the Lima Group against the Maduro regime had invoked with other member countries the application of the TIAR treaty against the regime of the President of Venezuela while remaining alongside the Venezuelan people https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-28733-haiti-flash-12-countries-whose-haiti-invokes-the-treaty-tiar-against-the-regime-of-nicolas-maduro.html

Find out more about the Lima Group :
Created on August 8, 2017 in Peru, it is made up of 14 member countries, in order to find a peaceful and negotiated solution to the situation in Venezuela. The member countries of the Lima Group are : Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia, Venezuela and since January 2020 Haiti https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-29890-haiti-flash-haiti-becomes-a-member-of-the-lima-group-against-the-regime-of-nicolas-maduro.html which brings the number of member countries to 15.

Learn more about the TIAR treaty :
The purpose of this treaty, is that any attack against one of the member countries is considered as an attack on all the members and obliges the signatory countries to take measures, including if necessary the military recourse, to defend the State attacked. The TIAR also known as the "Treaty of Rio" (a kind of American NATO opening the way to military intervention) is an agreement signed in 1947 (before the founding of the OAS). 17 countries are currently members of TIAR : Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, United States, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay.

The 12 TIAR member countries who signed this resolution in September 2019 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-28733-haiti-flash-12-countries-whose-haiti-invokes-the-treaty-tiar-against-the-regime-of-nicolas-maduro.html are : Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, United States, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Paraguay, Dominican Republic and Venezuela represented by the delegates of the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó (recognized by Haiti https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-26768-haiti-venezuela-haiti-recognizes-the-self-proclaimed-interim-president-juan-guaido.html )

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