Haiti off to a new start with the formation of a Haitian Presidential Council

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Demonstrators run away from a barricade set up to block the route of Haitian National Police officers trying to get to the scene where agents of Haiti’s BSAP, an armed environmental agency that has in recent years evolved into a paramilitary body, were killed in a shootout with security forces, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, February 7, 2024. REUTERS/Ralph Tedy Erol TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

The establishment of a Haitian Presidential Council signals the awakening of a new start for Haiti.

That is the view of Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Keisal Peters who was speaking on radio earlier this week.

In March, after escalating tensions between gang leaders and the Haitian President, the Caribbean Community CARICOM in an emergency meeting, agreed to the creation of a Transitional Presidential Council comprising seven voting members and two non-voting observers.

The Foreign Affairs Minister says that the Haitian Presidential Council is the first step in bringing some political stability to the country.



CARICOM released a statement saying that they welcomed the news of the publication of the decree establishing the Transitional Presidential Council.

The release further says that one of the first priorities of the newly installed Presidential Council will be to urgently address the security situation, so that Haitians can go about their daily lives in a normal manner.