Port-au-Prince, 12 October 2021 (TDI): The United States Under-Secretary of State, Uzra Zeya, met the Prime Minister of Haiti, Ariel Henry. Zeya also met the new Acting Minister of Justice, Liszt Quitel, on 12 October.
Zeya and Henry first discussed about the safe and humane repatriation of citizens of Haiti. Then both discussed about inclusive dialogue with civil society, and political actors, to lead to free and fair elections.
Finally Zeya and Henry discussed about Covid-19 prevention, to work together against the pandemics and regarding the accountability for President Moïse’s assassination. It is important to remember that President Jovenel Moïse was victim of an attack at his home, on 7 July, 2021.
Pleased to meet Haiti’s new Acting Minister of Justice Liszt Quitel. @StateDept looks forward to working to support rights-respecting Haitian law enforcement & we were pleased to recently commit another $15 million to help reduce gang violence & improve corrections infrastructure pic.twitter.com/fPHj072xF7
— Under Secretary Uzra Zeya (@UnderSecStateJ) October 12, 2021
The Undersecretary also met the Acting Minister of Justice, Liszt Quitel, on the same day. Quitel and Zeya discussed about the cooperation to support rights but respecting Haitian law enforcement. Then Zeya announced that the US committed 15 million, to help reduce gang violence, and improve corrections infrastructure.