Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has asked for immediate action to settle the security situation in Haiti as several senior officials from Canada, the US, France and other nations green flagged to increase help for the Caribbean nation’s troubled police force.
During the beginning of the meeting hosted by Canada, PM Trudeau said, “Canada-which is home to around 1,65,000 people of Haitian origin. Haiti has an ongoing constitutional crisis after the July 7 killing of Haitian President Jovenel Moise and prevailing violence in nearby regions dominated by criminal groups.
Trudeau said Haiti must be rebuilt, and one of his ministers has announced an additional Canadian $50 million for help.
Trudeau said, “the continuous increase in the rate of violence is only worsening the already worsened security situation in Haiti. We must work together to rebuild Haiti and to restore stability as well as protecting the safety and well being of Haitian citizens.”
“It will require immediate action to control the rate of violence and to support the National Police of Haiti,” Trudeau said; governmental issues are currently becoming the sole reason for the crises in the nation where delayed elections have left many posts unfilled.
Foreign Minister of Canadian government said gang clashes is making the fulfilment in aid delivery difficult.
Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry, US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, and representatives from 19 other nations were present to participate in the conference.
As per the statement released by Foreign Ministry after the meeting, “to tackle insecurity, the partners bring consensus to strengthen their current and future support of the security sector, including the Haitian National Police, with utmost focus on respect for the rule of law, justice and human rights.”
Jolly added that all stakeholders in Haiti need to step together and said that “without consensus, establishing security in Haiti will remain a challenge, as will the holding of free and fair elections.” President Moise assassination has complexed the already challenging political situation in Haiti.