RNDDH Executive Director Pierre Esperance and Magalie C. Denis of the Montana Accord are meeting with U.S. government officials to discuss the Haitian crisis. Following a meeting with Joe Biden's special advisor Juan Gonzalez, they met this Thursday with Brian H. Nicholls, Under Secretary of State for Hemispheric Affairs.
Contacted by telephone, Pierre Esperance explained that the meeting at the State Department was an opportunity to discuss issues linked to political instability, the dysfunction of state institutions, insecurity, impunity and the absence of the rule of law in Haiti. They also spoke of "the need for a return to democratic order through elections".
The human rights defender confirmed that the meeting in Jamaica was discussed. According to Pierre Esperance, the U.S. government welcomes CARICOM's efforts to find a way out of the Haitian crisis.
On Friday June 2, 2023, Pierre Esperance and Magalie Comeau Denis will meet American authorities at the Pentagon.
These high-level meetings between Pierre Esperance, Magalie C. Denis and Biden administration officials come at a time when some thirty Haitian political and civil society players have been invited to Jamaica with a view to finding a solution to the Haitian crisis.
Posted June 16, 2023