OPL spokesperson Danio Siriac criticizes the silence of the representatives of Haiti at the OAS round table discussion

By Alterpress March 16, 2023

In a recent interview on Alterpress Radio, the political party Organisation du peuple en lutte (Organization of the Struggling People - OPL) expressed its astonishment at the silence of the de facto representatives of Haiti at the recent  meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS). Held on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, in preparation for the round table discussion which should be held at the end of March 2023, between various political parties and organizations.

At the meeting of March 15, 2023, of the OAS working group on security, democracy and electoral and humanitarian assistance in Haiti. the de facto government has asked the OAS to take concrete action to help Haiti deal with widespread crime in the country.

POL spokesperson Danio Siriac told Alterpress Radio that there are key players, both at national and international level, who are concerned with the outcome of the next round table meeting aimed at continuing the political discussions and broadening the consensus.

Siriac says this round table is scheduled for March 24-26, 2023 with a view to seeking a possible way out of the crisis in Haiti.

"At this time, we are unable to confirm where the meeting will take place."

A preliminary meeting between representatives of the Montana group, the eight political parties who are signatories to the January 30th declaration, Fanmi Lavalas, the private sector, and others was held on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at the Apostolic Nunciature in Haiti. The goal was to establish points of agreement which will be discussed at the upcoming round table meeting.

According to available reports, this meeting will be initiated by Jonathan Powell, former senator and chief of staff of former Prime Minister Tony Blair of Great Britain.

According to Siriac, Jonathan Powell of the NGO "Inter Mediate" would represent the United States of America in Haiti.

Siriac explained that the international community and signatories to the December 21 Accord of the de facto government understand that the so-called consensus must be expanded.

The process, which led to the December 21 Accord, known as "National consensus for an inclusive transition and transparent elections", is neither transparent nor serious, had estimated, on January 18, 2023,

In an interview with Alterpress Radio, James Beltis, the president of the National Transitional Council (CNT), (resulting from the agreement of August 30, 2021, called the Montana Accord), He describes the December 21 Accord  as a demagogic and partisan.


Translated by CHIP editors


Posted March 18, 2023