PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – Prime Minister Garry Conille will lead a delegation of Haitian officials to Washington, D.C. on Sunday for a five day mission to meet with members of the U.S. congress and international financial institutions.
The delegation will include parliamentarians such as, the President of the Senate, Simon Desras (Centre/Lavni), the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Levaillant Louis-Jeune (Desdunes/Inite), the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Chamber of Deputies, Guy Gerard Georges (Torbeck/Inite).
Accompanying executives include the Minister of the Economy and Finance, Georges André Lemercier, Minister for Women, Yanick Mézile, the Executive Secretary for the Prime Minister, Jean Max Bazin and Counselo Tatiana Wah.
Jourlists from Le Nouvelliste will accompany the delegation, Frantz Duval and Gary Cyprian.
Meetings are expected to be held with Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) .
As well, meetings with financial institutions will be with Robert Zoellick, President of the World Bank, Christine Lagard, CEO of the International Monetary Fund, Tuluy Hasan, Vice-President of the World Bank for Latin American and the Caribbean, Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank and Paulo Noguiera Batista, Administrator for the International Monetary Fund, Haiti.
The delegation will lastly meet with a community of non-governmental organizations at the OXFAM headquarters.