TAIPEI, Taiwan (CMC) — Haitian President Michel Martelly arrived here yesterday for a four-day state visit.
Martelly, accompanied by his wife, Sophia, met yesterday with his Taiwanese counterpart David YL Lin A and signed a technical assistance agreement to increase rice production in the French-speaking Caribbean Community country.
Martelly’s 30-member delegation includes newly appointed Foreign Minister Wilson Laleau, Minister of Trade and Industry Thomas Jacques as well as several high-level executives of the government and the private sector.
The visit is regarded here as an attempt to strengthen the ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries and encourage Taiwanese entrepreneurs to explore “the many business opportunities in Haiti in order to create jobs in the country”.
Martelly also met with Haitian students and reminded them of their contribution in the reconstruction of Haiti.