Haitian President In Nassau For Talks

Wednesday 08th, February 2012 / 10:22 Published by

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette, right, greets His Excellency Michel Joseph Martelly, President of the Republic of Haiti, left, upon his arrival at the Odyssey Airport on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. Pictured centre is His Excellency Antonio Rodriquez, Haitian Ambassador to The Bahamas. (BIS Photo/Derek Smith)

NASSAU, The Bahamas –  The Government of The Bahamas welcomed His Excellency Michel Joseph Martelly, President of the Republic of Haiti for high-level discussions on matters relating to trade, immigration issues and the redevelopment of that country since the 2010 devastating earthquake.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration the Hon Brent Symonette led the welcoming party at the Odyssey Airport, where President Martelly arrived with his delegation on a private aircraft on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 around 8 p.m.

President Martelly was taken away in a motorcade to meet with the Haitian community at the Church of God Auditorium, Joe Farrington Road.

His visit also includes paying Courtesy Calls on His Excellency Sir Arthur Foulkes, Governor General , at Government House;  the Rt Hon Hubert Ingraham, Prime Minister at the Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Centre; Mr Symonette at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Hon Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Bolam House, George Street; the Rt Hon Perry Christie, Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition at his residence on West Bay Street and members of the business community led by the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce.

President Martelly’s discussion with officials will also focus on security matters relating to crime, the trafficking of persons and narcotics; and agriculture, specifically mango production.

President Martelly will also visit the Haitian Embassy before leaving the country on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.

By Lindsay Thompson
BAHAMAS INFORMATION SERVICES

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