Haiti – Crisis : The PM and his allies meet the opposition without success
After the refusal of the opposition on Thursday, September 7, 2023, to participate in the plenary with the signatories of the agreement of December 21 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-38594-haiti-politic-the-government-publishes-the-text-of-the-december-21-agreement-without-the-names-of-the-members-of-the-hct-official-text.html and the mediators of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Prime Acting Minister Ariel Henry agreed to meet with the opposition on Saturday September 9, reiterating his commitment to Haiti. He affirmed that he will always be present when it comes to the country but that no pressure can force him to participate in discussions and rejected for the umpteenth time calls for his resignation from certain opposition groups…
Saturday September 9, after two hours of intense and heated exchanges, the meeting between Prime Minister Henry, his allies and the signatories of the Kingston Joint Declaration did not result in any agreement.
Despite the efforts of the mediators [former Prime Minister Bruce Golding (Jamaica), Perry Christie (Bahamas) and Kenny Anthony (Saint Lucia)], the agenda could not even be respected. For the Government, the following participated in this meeting: P.M. Henry, Mr. André Michel, the former Senator Sorel Jacinthe, the former MP Antoine Rodon Bien-Aimé and the former MP Abel Descollines, all signatories of the agreement of December 21 and on the opposition side support the Kingston declaration https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-39779-haiti-politic-ariel-henry-back-from-jamaica-empty-handed-video-speech.html : former Chancellor Claude Joseph, Maryse Narcisse (Fanmi Lavalas), Ted Saint-Dic of the Montana Accord), Emmanuel Ménard (Force Louverturienne), Edgard Leblanc (OPL) and Stéphane Vincent (Ahead).
The parties agreed to establish a preparatory framework with a view to continuing discussions on September 12. CARICOM mediators have confirmed their intention to participate via videoconference. Completing their 6-day mission this Sunday, the CARICOM delegation, made up of three former Prime Ministers: Bruce Golding (Jamaica), Perry Christie (Bahamas) and Kenny Anthony (Saint Lucia) will leave Haiti once again without having obtained a agreement…
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