OTTAWA — Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon announced Friday he will visit Haiti from May 5 to 7 to review reconstruction efforts following January’s devastating quake.
“Haiti is at a turning point in its history, and this trip will be an opportunity to reiterate to our Haitian partners that Canada will stand by Haiti as it recovers from the January 12 earthquake and works toward building a new Haiti,” Cannon said in a statement.
“It will also allow me to witness first-hand Canada’s contributions at work.”
While in Haiti, Cannon will meet President Rene Preval and Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, as well as partners from the international community, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, members of the private sector, civil society representatives and Canadians working in Haiti.
The minister plans to visit Jacmel and Leogane, where Canadian Forces were deployed after the earthquake, and the nearly completed Canadian-funded Croix-des-Bouquets prison.