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The Mexican government officially handed over to the Haitian authorities a container containing 13 tons (361 boxes) of humanitarian aid for the population that was affected by Hurricane Matthew and other tropical storms.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico (SRE) and the Ministry of the Interior and Territorial Collectivities of Haiti reported that the aid consists of medicines, clothing, shoes, canned food and medical utensils.

These products were donated by Mexican citizens, companies and institutions in response to the call launched by the Mexican Foreign Ministry and the Embassy of Haiti in Mexico with the aim of supporting the Haitian population affected.

In turn, the Foreign Ministry said that the aid was transported from Mexico City to Santo Domingo and later by land to Port-au-Prince, which was coordinated by the Mexican embassies in the Dominican Republic and Haiti , and the Embassy Of Haiti in the Dominican Republic.

The SRE pointed out that Mexico and Haiti have maintained diplomatic relations since July 11, 1929, characterized by solidarity, friendship, cooperation and high-level political dialogue.

This was evident during the recent meeting held by presidents Enrique Peña Nieto and Jovenel Moise, on May 24 in Cancun, Quintana Roo.

Likewise, he said that with the delivery of such aid the government and people of Mexico endorse their support and solidarity with the brotherly people of Haiti .