Haiti – Diplomacy : China blocks an US resolution on Haiti
Thursday, June 17, Prime Minister ai, Claude Joseph, took part in a special session of the United Nations Security Council on Haiti, organized as part of the presentation of a report by the Secretary-General of the Nations on the situation in Haiti https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34006-haiti-insecurity-situation-in-haiti-un-report.html
This meeting allowed the fifteen members of the Council to get a better idea of the evolution of the overall situation of the country since the last report presented in February 2021 and to express their position and appreciation with regard to the security climate, the human rights situation and the political process in Haiti.
Members of the Security Council are almost unanimous in recognizing the need for elections to be organized at all levels before the end of the year for the renewal of political staff and the democratic transfer of power to a President elected on February 7, 2022.
In his speech for the occasion, the Head of Government ai reported on the efforts of the administration in place to improve the social, political and economic situation of the country, and reaffirmed the commitment and unwavering will of President Jovenel Moïse, to work to the appeasement of the socio-political climate and to organize free, honest and democratic elections with the widest possible participation of political actors and the population.
The Prime Minister said he recognized the complexity of the country’s security situation, but he gave the guarantee that the police are determined to restore security throughout the national territory.
At the end of the interventions, China blocked at the UN Security Council, a resolution of support for Haiti drafted by the United States, which deplored “the deterioration of the political, security and humanitarian situation” stressing “the urgent need to hold free and fair presidential and parliamentary elections in 2021”. According to some diplomat, this Chinese decision could be related to Haiti’s unwavering support for Taiwan, which in turn actively supports its Caribbean ally.
In addition, on the sidelines of his participation in the Security Council, Prime Minister Joseph accompanied by the Deputy Ministers responsible for human rights (Stéphanie Auguste) and electoral questions (Mathias Pierre), had a face to face with António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations around the electoral process in Haiti. The Secretary-General renewed the UN’s support for the political process in Haiti, including the organization of elections at all levels before the end of 2021.
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