Haiti turns to Taiwan

Haiti’s President Michel Martelly

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.


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2 thoughts on “Haiti turns to Taiwan

  1. Haiti”s globetrotter President is out and about once more. While I understand a trips to Taiwan and Venezuela, both of which have supported Haiti over the last few years. Many others have proven to be no more than tourist trips for the Prez. He comes back with promises eventually broken or gifts to the like of used fire trucks or ambulances. What really leaves a bad taste is my mouth is that he surrounds himself with these self centered private sectors creeps who have never done anything for the country and probably never will. Any wealth created eventually finds it’s way to Miami or Europe.

  2. I think there should be a quota towards the amount of trips that the president makes yearly. This should show him to prioritize his trips.

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