Minister Joly to host foreign ministers’ meeting on Haiti

Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will host a foreign ministers’ meeting on Haiti on January 21, 2022. This virtual meeting will allow the international community to convey its commitment to supporting Haiti as the country confronts a number of critical issues, including growing insecurity. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry will open the meeting.

The meeting will provide an opportunity for discussion between Haitian officials, foreign ministers of like-minded democracies and representatives of multilateral organizations, including the United Nations, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the International Organisation of La Francophonie and the Organization of American States (OAS), to find sustainable, inclusive solutions to the challenges faced by Haiti and Haitians.

Minister Joly will be joined by the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, and together, they will emphasize the importance of regional and international cooperation in supporting Haiti. They will also discuss the importance of strengthening coordinated security efforts and supporting an inclusive political process and sustainable development.

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