No UN nor troops in Haiti. The United States protect its interest while providing support through a Special Envoy, Daniel Foote.   

The international community does not rush to intervene directly in Haiti during similar event to the assassination of the president Joseph Moise on July 7, 2021. Certainly, it took position in favor the inauguration of the new prime minister appointed by president Moise little before his death. But it ignored or does not find it necessary to response positively to the call for troops from the then interim prime minister Claude Joseph.

Countries as France opts for the reinforcement of the Haiti’s police and the United States explicitly rejects the request but take action to protect its interest in Haiti. It is in that objective that the diplomate Daniel Foote came to be appointed Special Envoy for Haiti.

According to the U.S Department of State’s announcement, Mr. Foote’s mission will be “to international partners to facilitate long-term peace and stability and support efforts to hold free and fair presidential and legislative elections” in concertation with “international partners”.

Foote’s mission also includes the coordination of “assistance efforts in several areas, including humanitarian, security, and investigative assistance”. Engage “stakeholders in civil society and the private sector as we pursue Haitian-led solutions to the many pressing challenges facing Haiti” is another part of Daniel Foote’s job in Haiti in the coming months.

Daniel Foote who worked in Haiti before “as Deputy Chief of Mission” and as the U.S. Ambassador to Zambia will “lead U.S. diplomatic efforts and coordinate the effort of U.S. federal agencies in Haiti from Washington, advise the Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs”.

The Special Envoy for Haiti will additionally synchronize “with the National Security Council staff on the administration’s efforts to support the Haitian people and Haiti’s democratic institutions in the aftermath of the tragic assassination of Jovenel Moïse”.

A new government leads Haiti since July 20, 2021, with Dr. Ariel Henry as prime minister, according to Jovenel Moise’s will. Dr Henry commit to bring security back, reach a political agreement with Haiti’s different sectors and organize fair elections.

By Guadel

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