Haitian Consulate Opened in Mexico

The consulate will assist the Haitian migrants currently residing in southeastern Mexico.

Flags of the Republic of Haiti (left) and Mexico (right).

Mexico City, 20 November 2021 (TDI): Haiti opened its consulate in Tapachula, a city located in the federal state of Chiapas in southern Mexico. The proceeding came yesterday amid the need for assisting the Haitian migrant population arriving into Mexican territory.

The decision was jointly made by the Embassy of Haiti in Mexico, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, and the state’s National Institute for Migration.

The Mexican Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard, welcomed the initiative stating it will improve the bilateral relations between the two sides.

The Haitian consulate in Tapachula will undertake various responsibilities, particularly providing consular services to the Haitian migrants currently residing in Chiapas and its surroundings.

The rise in the number of Haitian migrants arriving in Mexico has been spurred by a devastating earthquake, economic turmoil, and political crisis following the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise in July 2021.

With this initiative, the government of Mexico reaffirmed its commitment to addressing the migration issues that pose a threat to regional stability.

The opening ceremony of the Consulate was attended by representatives from both sides. It was led by the Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Haiti, Sam Beausoleil, and the Ambassador of Haiti to Mexico, Hugues Momplaisir Fequiere.

Meanwhile, various officials from Mexico’s National Institute for Migration (INM), some dignitaries from the state and municipalities of Chiapas, and representatives of international organizations also participated in the event.

The diplomatic relations between Mexico and the Republic of Haiti were formally established in 1929. The two states have long been cooperating with each other on various platforms, mainly through regional and international organizations.

These include the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), the Organization of American States (OAS), and the United Nations (UN).