Haiti closes only embassy in Africa

Monday, December 17, 2018

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haiti no longer has an embassy in Africa, following the closure of its embassy in Benin last week.

According to Government officials, in July 2016 Haiti announced plans to close its only embassy on the African continent but without specifying at that time the definitive nature or a date for the official move.

“It remains understood that this decision will in no way affect the excellent relations of friendship, solidarity and cooperation that exists between Haiti and Benin, two sister countries united by strong historical and cultural ties,” the Government noted.

The embassy says that while waiting for new provisions, members of the Haitian community living in Benin and elsewhere on the African continent will want to contact the consulate general of Haiti in Paris for their consular documents requests.

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