President Alberto Fernández and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Haiti, Ariel Henry, highlighted this Wednesday the existence of “historic ties of solidarity” between both countries and “the coincidence in positions and values”during a bilateral meeting held at the Palacio San Martín.
Fernández reiterated to the Prime Minister Argentina’s “permanent support and accompaniment” for the Caribbean country, noted the importance of strengthening cooperation and humanitarian assistance mechanisms, and He expressed his “strong commitment to the search for solutions” to the situation in Haiti.
In this sense, he supported the initiatives of the international community to achieve a solution and stressed the need to “find a way out of the crisis that contemplates, first of all, the interests of Haitians,” it was officially reported.
Together with the Prime Minister of Haiti, @DrArielHenry, we highlight the historic bonds of solidarity between our nations. Argentina is committed to seeking solutions that take into account the interests of Haitians to get out of the crisis that their country is going through. pic.twitter.com/o07LHmtsv4
– Alberto Fernandez (@alferdez) January 25, 2023
Regarding this topic, Alberto Fernández pondered the decision to reactivate the Pro-Huerta project, this time aimed at the implementation of agroecological school gardens and the development of family farming in Haitiin order to promote the role of the school as a social actor to provide tools in pursuit of food security and nutritional health of the local community.
Bilateral economic cooperation was another of the axes of the meeting and on which the Argentine President and the Caribbean Prime Minister agreed that it has great potential, especially in the agricultural, food and construction sectors.
As part of the initiatives promoted by Argentina in the exercise of the pro-tempore Presidency of Celac, the organization advanced in the process of regulating the Fund for Climate Adaptation and Comprehensive Response to Disasters, which aims to finance actions for prevention, mitigation and preparation for emergency response and adaptation to climate change, the information indicates.
— Jorge Taiana (@JorgeTaiana) January 25, 2023
At the end of the meeting, Defense Minister Jorge Taiana stressed that “Argentina has a long tradition of cooperation with Haiti” and that in the meeting they analyzed “the way to seek, from Celac, greater assistance and set up a cooperation fund that helps the development” of that country.
Meanwhile, the president of the Argentine Agency for International Cooperation and Humanitarian Assistance – White Helmets, Sabrina Fredericspecified that Alberto Fernández “He made himself available to collaborate in the needs of the Haitian people.”
In addition, the Head of State stated that “it is very important to solve the underlying problems, because the advance of organized crime is a consequence of the enormous inequality that exists.”
In this regard, he confirmed that the president “offered broad collaboration and promised to develop a great cooperation program, finding a Haitian solution to Haitian problems.”
In addition to Taiana and Frederic, the chancellor, Santiago Cafiero, and the Secretary for International Affairs of the Ministry of Defense, Francisco Cafiero.
For Haiti were the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship, Jean Víctor Geneus; the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers, Alix Richard and the Ambassador to Argentina, Vilbert Belizaire.