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Haiti - Politic : The CARICOM delegations arrive in Haiti
17/02/2013 08:32:05

Haiti - Politic : The CARICOM delegations arrive in Haiti
Haiti hosts the 24th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which will be held on 18 and 19 February 2013.

The Haitian Government has taken all measures to ensure the success of this event. 11 Heads of State and Government and over 100 delegates have confirmed their participation. This is the first time that the Republic of Haiti has the privilege of exercising the rotating presidency of this mechanism of regional integration since its admission on a provisional basis in 1997 and officially in 2002. Official delegations arrive Sunday in Haiti, at the Toussaint Louverture Airport from 8:30 am

During the Summit of Port-au-Prince, issues of great importance for the region will be on the agenda as the strengthening of the regional architecture of the fight against crime, the report on the regional architecture for the financial stability, the regional assistance to the commercial strategy and the introduction of French as an official language of work in CARICOM.

Several exhibitions will be organized in different parts of the capital for the occasion to promote the Haitian culture.

The designation of the country as the seat of the Summit is the evidence that the position of Haiti strengthens gradually in the sub-regional group. The Government intends to actively participate in all decision-making bodies of the CARICOM for the country take advantage of its membership in the regional integration scheme, by the stimulation of investment and the increase in agro-industrial production.

The Head of the State, which ensures since 1 January 2013, the rotating presidency of the CARICOM wishes on behalf of the Haitian people, a warm welcome to all delegations taking part in the Summit.

Learn more about the CARICOM :
The CARICOM was established by the Treaty of Chaguaramas (Trinidad and Tobago) July 4, 1973 in order to reach a sustained economic development of countries of the region, to coordinate economic and foreign policies as well as trade and economic relations improved with Third States. Through the establishment of the CARICOM, the Caribbean states were able to defend their interests and make their voices heard on all major international issues, particularly those related to economic and social development such as climate change, natural disasters and poverty eradication. This mechanism has also promoted sustainable development by promoting trade and economic relations privileged between Member States through the elimination of trade barriers and the prohibition of quantitative restrictions, the application of a system of free movement of goods and services, labor and technology.

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