The Foreign ministers of the United States, Mexico and Canada called here Monday on the international community to make joint efforts to end the chaos in Haiti following a disputed presidential election.
Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Lawrence Cannon hosted the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs Patricia Espinosa for half-day meeting at the picturesque Wakefield Mill Inn in the tiny resort village Wakefield, Que., about 35 kilometers north of Ottawa.
“Ministers call on the existing process of the United Nations, the Organization of American States and CARICOM, including the Verification Commission, to continue thorough efforts to find a solution going forward on the second round of elections,”the Canadian Chair’s Statement said.
The ministers reaffirmed their commitment to Haiti, saying that they will continue monitoring issues including the political transition and related democratic process.
“Other priorities are the response to the outbreak of cholera and the reconstruction and the promotion of long-term stability and prosperity through private sector investment and development,” the statement added.