Haiti’s PM says 2024 will provide opportunities to overcome nation’s challenges
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, (CMC) – Haitian President Ariel Henry has told the diplomatic community in the country that the French-speaking Caribbean Community (Caricom) nation in 2024 will seek to “overcome the challenges that remain.”
Ariel, who came to office following the July,7, 2021 assassination of President Jovenel Moise, has been struggling to prevent the country fall deeper into social, economic and political chaos and has appealed to the international community to send in a multi-national force to help ensure peace and security on the island where criminal gangs have practically taken over.
The United Nations Security Council has approved his request and the multi-national force led by Kenya and involving military and law enforcement personnel from several Caricom countries are due to begin their tour of duty early next year.
Speaking to the diplomats as well as representatives from the private sector and the media Henry said, “I would like, on behalf of my government, to reaffirm our commitment to peace, stability and progress,” adding “we are aware that our future depends on our ability to work together.”
“In this new year ahead, we must continue to work together to strengthen the private sector-led economy, improve governance and promote stability. The government is determined to implement structural reforms that will promote a climate favorable to investments, job creation and prosperity for all.
“In 2024, we must still struggle to overcome the challenges that remain. Together we can build a better future for all,” he added.
He took the opportunity to wish everyone “a peaceful and perhaps joyful end to the year, as well as in a few days, a start to the year full of achievements and hope.
“May we together write the pages of a bright future for our country,” Henry added.