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Haiti - Politic : End of the 5th Summit of the ASC
27/04/2013 10:14:50

Haiti - Politic : End of the 5th Summit of the ASC
Friday, April 26, 2013 ended in Haiti, in the presence of delegations from 29 countries and territories (members and associated), the 5th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), on the signature in plenary, on the declaration of Petion-ville, by the Presidents present.

Of the 10 Head of State having confirmed their attendance, only 6 of them have gone to the summit because of mishaps related to current events and priorities in their respective countries. Despite these absences noticed the Summit brought together a large number of leaders. The Mexican Alfonso Múnera Cavadia, Secretary General of the ACS declared "The main objective of the Summit was largely achieved. And we can even say with enthusiasm. We will consider the proposals of the President of Haiti, which seeks to boost the association," stressing that the presence of 29 Countries and territories is a record number of participants in the annal of the ACS.

The Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe estimated that Haiti has made ​​a strong impression on the international scene, by organizing such a successful event, with the logistics that entails, which "demonstrates the progress that has been made in Haiti."

The creation of a regional rapid reaction force to deal with major natural hazards (suggested by Haiti), the end of the U.S. embargo on Cuba, the development of tourism, air and sea links, draw investment, and the protection of marine eco system in the Caribbean, were among others also, at the center of discussions of this 5th Summit.

The President Michel Martelly has expressed its willingness to promote cultural diversity, a fundamental aspect in the integration of the peoples of the Greater Caribbean "The promotion of science and technology in the Greater Caribbean, for the development of peoples and nations of this region will be done through greater interaction between the major universities of the Greater Caribbean."

Text of the declaration of Petion-ville :
https://www.haitilibre.com/article-8437-haiti-politique-fin-du-5e-sommet-de-l-eac-texte-de-la-declaration-de-petion-ville.html (in french)

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