PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Ten ambassadors accredited to Haiti residing in the Dominican Republic visited Port-au-Prince on Monday and Tuesday where they met with the authorities on the topic of political processes, security, strengthening the rule of law, progress and challenges of reconstruction, as well as opportunities for cooperation and of investment.
The representatives of Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Israel, Italy, Peru, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom made up the delegation, which has joined the Japanese Ambassador a. i. residing in Haiti.
During his working visit, the Group of Ambassadors met with the President of the Republic, Michel Martelly, the President of the Senate and National Assembly, Simon Dieuseul Desrais (Centre/Lavni), Prime Minister, Gary Conille and Secretary State for Foreign Affairs Pierre Richard Casimir.
The diplomats also met with the Executive Director of the Presidential Advisory Council on the Development and Investment, the Haitian private sector, and representatives in Haiti World Bank and the Interamerican Development Bank, the Union European, and the diplomatic corps residing in Haiti.
Ambassadors also had meetings with the Special Representative of Secretary-General for Haiti and Head of MINUSTAH, Mariano Fernández Amunátegui, his two deputies Kevin Kennedy and Nigel Fisher, the Force Commander of the Mission, Major General Luiz Ramos and Commissioner of Police of the United Nations, Marc Tardif.
The representatives of troop-contributing countries and police officers visited their contingents. The Group of Ambassadors has also had the opportunity to make a field visit with the peacekeepers in Cite Soleil and the IDP camp of Jean-Marie Vincent. . There they received a briefing on the security situation and were able to visit the projects underway by engineering contingents of MINUSTAH: one, road rehabilitation in Cite Soleil (Japanese contingent) and the other Installation of solar street lights and improving the site of the camp for displaced Jean-Marie Vincent (Brazilian contingent).
Logistics were provided by the UN Mission for Stabilization in Haiti (MINUSTAH). The Group of Ambassadors had several representatives of countries contributing troops or police components of MINUSTAH (Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Japan and Peru, and other contributing countries to peacekeeping operations of the Peace UN).
Colombia ** S. Maria Fernanda E Potes
Costa Rica **** S. Jose Rafael Torres Castro E
Ecuador * H. E. Carlos Lopez Damm.
El Salvador ** Gloria Maria of Jovel Gasso
Guatemala * Giovanni Castillo Polanco
*** S. Israel E. Moshe Sermoneta
Italy *** Arturo S. E. Olivieri
Japan * S. Kentaro Minami E
Peru * S. E Alejandro Vicente Azula de la Guerra
The Netherlands. S. Rita Dulci Rahman E
United Kingdom S. Steven E Fisher *
[* TCCs Force MINUSTAH]
[** Countries contributing police officers of the United Nations (UNPOL)
[*** Countries that have contributed troops or police officers to MINUSTAH]
[**** Country during the accreditation process with the Government of Haiti]