Haiti – Politic : Spain a privileged partner for Haiti
08/05/2021 09:29:07

Haiti - Politic : Spain a privileged partner for Haiti

The Ambassador of Haiti in Spain, Dr. Louis Marie Montfort Saintil, met Thursday, May 6 in Madrid with Ms. Meritxell Batet, President of the Chamber of Deputies on the strengthening of relations between Haiti and Spain.

This meeting, which was held in Congress, was an opportunity for Saintil to thank Spain for its support to the Haitian people, while evoking the efforts of the Government, in particular the constitutional referendum of June 27 and the general elections of September and next November, aimed at guaranteeing Haiti’s political and socio-economic stability.

“The Kingdom of Spain remains committed to respect and the principles of the democratic game, considering that the organization of free and transparent elections paves the way for political and socio-economic stability in Haiti. Elections are the bedrock of any democratic society,” Ms. Meritxell Batet stressed.

During the interview, emphasis was also placed on the importance of the memorandum of understanding of collaboration signed between the Conferences of Rectors of Haitian and Spanish Universities (CORPUHA-CRUE) https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33534-haiti-cooperation-signature-of-a-mou-between-haitian-and-spanish-universities.html . An Initiative which, according to Ambassador Saintil, will place academic and scientific cooperation at the heart of relations between the two countries.

The President of the Chamber of Deputies was delighted with this new partnership which will strengthen Haitian human capital, a vector of the socio-economic development of the country “The future of a country depends essentially on education,” she insisted.

The possibility of establishing, in the aftermath of the legislative elections in Haiti, an interparliamentary communication channel between the two countries via platforms for exchange on issues of common interest was raised with an emphasis on Institutional strengthening.

Meritxell Batet expressed the wish that the current electoral processes contribute to the well-being of the community and be a new beginning for the Haitian people, affirming “The support of international partners, particularly Spain, is important to strengthen democracy and stop the cycle of crisis which hinders the socio-economic development of the country.”

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