The U.S. Department of State will send Secretary of State for Civil Security, Democracy and Human Rights, Uzra Zeya, to Haiti to meet with Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry to discuss the country’s political situation, call for elections, and support migrants.
“The State Secretary will also meet with Justice Minister Liszt Quitel to discuss the investigation into the murder of President Jovenel Moise,” said a statement from the Foreign Ministry.
In addition, Zeya will meet with representatives from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to recognize their work and “drive collaborations that address the roots of migration in Haiti”.
In recent weeks, the US government has been criticized for evicting thousands of Haitian migrants who gathered under a bridge in the border town of Del Río, Texas, while waiting to be cleared by the North American country’s border authorities.
In addition to her visit to Haiti, the State Secretary will also travel to Panama to meet Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo and to take part in a dialogue on security cooperation with a focus on migration, the fight against money laundering and drug trafficking