Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the Prime Minister of Haiti, Ariel Henry, on the margins of the 78th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.
Ahead of their participation at the High-Level Meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti, the two leaders had a frank exchange on the current situation in Haiti. Prime Minister Trudeau expressed his deep concern over the worsening humanitarian, security, and political crises in Haiti, and reiterated the importance of easing the suffering of Haitians. He further urged Prime Minister Henry to build a political consensus as a sustainable path toward elections and the reestablishment of democratic order in Haiti.
Prime Minister Trudeau reaffirmed that Canada remains committed to helping re-establish peace and security in Haiti, including by coordinating international security assistance and building the capacity of the Haitian National Police.
The two leaders also discussed the important role of Haiti’s fellow Caribbean Community (CARICOM) members in fostering inclusive political dialogue to advance Haitian-led solutions, which will promote democratic stability and pave the way for free and fair elections.
Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Henry agreed to remain in regular contact.