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Haiti's President Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by First Lady Martine Moïse and Prime Minister Dr. Jack Guy Lafontant participated on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the Karibe Convention Center, Launch of the National Diaspora Day, which took place this year on the theme: "Advocacy for a better integration of the Diaspora".


In the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship (MAEC), Mr. Antonio Rodrigue, the Minister of the Interior and Territorial Communities (MICT), the Minister of Haitians Living Abroad (MHAVE), Ms Stéphanie Auguste, Mr. Max Rodolphe Saint-Albin, members of the large Haitian diaspora community, mostly from the Dominican Republic, the North and South Americas and Europe, parliamentarians and members of organizations, Head of State underlined the immense contribution of the Haitians of the diaspora to the economic development of Haiti.

"You helped me a lot in my long campaign. I also campaigned on behalf of your full integration. During my various visits to North America and the Dominican Republic, you have been there. Today, I want hypocrisy to cease in the country, that real steps can be taken to promote the integration of Haitians in the diaspora, as well as the defense of their socio-political, cultural and economic rights " The President of the Republic who took the opportunity to salute the role that the Diaspora has always played in the difficult moments in Haiti.

The Head of State considered it important that members of the Diaspora should be able to sit in Parliament. Constituencies are in sight as part of this integration. Three districts are therefore under study; one for North America, one for Europe and one for the Caribbean and Latin America. This will give the diaspora the possibility of having three Deputies and one Senator in Parliament.

"This proposition is made today to the nation. And in the sectoral States-General, all these subjects will be debated so that the Haitians of the diaspora no longer feel excluded from their native country. When a society has problems, its members must meet together to find solutions. Hence the necessity of these States General, "insisted the Head of State.

President Jovenel Moise believes it is time to stop talking about diaspora problems. Today we must find the solutions, really integrating the Haitian community of the diaspora into the economic, political and cultural affairs of Haiti.

The President of the Republic, His Excellency Jovenel Moïse, reiterated his confidence in the Haitian Parliament, whose accompaniment is fundamental to achieving the objectives set. The implication of these four million Haitians of the diaspora will be, according to the Head of State, capital for the restructuring of the economy and the modernization of agriculture.