Georgetown, Guyana – (February 16, 2017) President David Granger, last evening, met with the newly inaugurated President of Haiti, Mr. Jovenel Moïse and his wife First Lady, Mrs. Martine Marie Etienne Joseph, who arrived in Guyana today for the 28th Intersessional Meeting of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). During the meeting the two Heads agreed to the establishment of a joint commission concretise and advance identified areas of cooperation.
President Granger said that there are opportunities for collaboration between the two countries in almost every sector, particularly agriculture and mineral development. The Haitian President, who was sworn in on February 7, outlined four priority areas in which his country wishes to cooperate. These are: deforestation, management of surface water/drainage and irrigation, agriculture and trade.
The two Presidents agreed that members of the Haitian delegation will meet with a Guyana government delegation, inclusive of relevant technical officerstomorrow to draft a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will set up the framework for cooperation.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Carl Greenidge, former Haitian Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Pierrot Delienne and Haiti’s Ambassador to CARICOM, Mr. Peterson Noel were also present at the meeting.
President of Haiti, Mr. Jovenel Moïse signing the guest book at State House
President David Granger (left) with Haiti’s First Lady, Mrs. Martine Marie Etienne Joseph and President Jovenel Moïse