Haiti-Crisis: A Canadian assessment mission to Haiti

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While the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is currently in Canada to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the Haitian crisis, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly announced on Thursday that Canada has an assessment mission underway in Haiti.

This is at least what Zoomhaitinews has learned from a press release from the Canadian government, a copy of which was sent to us.

According to this statement, ”the international community has an important role to play in responding to the humanitarian and security crises in Haiti, and Canada firmly believes that it is necessary to help Haitians find a lasting solution”.

A Government of Canada delegation is consulting with regional partners, the United Nations, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and other partners.

The delegation is currently in Haiti to consult with stakeholders to explore ways to help the Haitian people address the humanitarian and security crises, as well as to determine how Canada can contribute to the international response,” the statement said.

In this multi-dimensional crisis, “Canada’s efforts will focus on supporting Haitian-led solutions to restore access to essential goods and services, building on our long-standing commitment.
For her part, Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly, who is also scheduled to meet with the head of U.S. diplomacy Antony Blinken as part of his tour on Canadian soil, said that “Canada and the international community are concerned about the violence in Haiti, particularly that perpetrated against women and girls. Canada will not stand idly by while gangs and their supporters terrorize the citizens of Haiti, and we will continue to support law-abiding Haitians to end the crisis in their country.

Last week, Canada announced sanctions against gangs in Haiti and their financiers. For now, the Canadian government is finalizing a list containing the names of some notorious gangsters in Haiti and those who finance them.

Canada also intends to support the efforts of the United Nations to send a peace mission to Haiti, said the Canadian Minister of Economic Development, Harjit Sajjan, in an exclusive interview with ZOOMHAITINEWS and CARIBBEANTELEVISIONNETWORK.

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