The Group of Friends of Haiti to the Organization of American States (OAS) held a meeting this week at the institution's headquarters in Washington, DC, under the chairmanship of the Deputy Secretary General of the OAS, Albert Ramdin.
according to a statement from the OAS, at the meeting, Ambassador Ramdin, the Permanent Representative of Haiti to the OAS, Bocchit Edmond, as well as representatives from other Member States, observer countries and international organizations have examined 'progress of democratic processes in Haiti, including a report on the deadlines for the new electoral calendar.
According to Ambassador Edmond, significant results have been achieved in recent months in order to overcome the obstacles to political dialogue and progress. He hoped that this process will continue for all Haitians can go ahead.
During the informal meeting, the Member States and the OAS observers expressed their support for the holding, timely senatorial elections due and noted the dates presented for the presidential elections.
In addition, the Group Chairman reiterated the support of senior officials of the OAS "a free election process fair and transparent." According to the officer of the OAS, "Haiti is moving forward in many areas and we hope that the objective of inclusive growth can be achieved. »
Ambassador Ramdin also stressed that "the commitments were made by all parties. We await with interest the outcome of political consultations on the electoral calendar proposed by the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP). The OAS is ready to support the process and deploy election observation team once finalized the schedule. »
At the meeting, an update was also presented on the progress made by the universal Recording Program Vital in the Americas (PUICA) to ensure Haitians aged over 18 the right to Vital and voter cards.