MIAMI, Florida, USA (sentinel.ht) – President Jovenel Moise did not meet with his counterpart, U.S. President Donald Trump, during a visit to the United States last month but was received by Vice-President Mike Pence.
The Haitian delegation consisted of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Antonio Rodrigue, Chief of Staff, Wilson Laleau and the Ambassador of Haiti to Washington, Paul Altidor. They met on the campus of the Florida International University (FIU) during the Haitian-American Business Summit organized by the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce in Florida. VP Pence had with him the Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, who followed up on a meeting at the Haitian National Palace on May 31st.
The discussions surrounded getting foreign direct investment into Haiti, strengthening Haitian institutions, particularly the Haitian National Police and Coast Guard.
A couple weeks after the meeting, during a commemoration ceremony at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Port-au-Prince, via Charge d’Affaires Brian Shukan, the United States would stress the need for Haitian leaders to establish the rule of law in Haiti. President Jovenel Moise and Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant were in attendance.