St Vincent and the Grenadines was part of a ‘Good Offices Mission’ that ended a visit to Haiti yesterday, June 10 to hold talks that would lead to free and fair elections in that French-speaking CARIFORUM member state.
A release from this country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said this follows a March 17 resolution of the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States (OAS) approved by consensus, expressing “concern over the grave political, security and human rights situation in Haiti…”
An invitation was received from the Government of Haiti, and the ‘Good Offices Mission’ dispatched for a series of meetings with a range of stakeholders, including the government, opposition, and civil society over a period of three days- June 8-10.
“The objective of the ‘Good Offices Mission’ is to facilitate a dialogue that would lead to free and fair elections”, the release stated.
The Mission comprised the permanent representatives to the OAS of Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, St Vincent and the Grenadines and the United States, with support from the OAS General Secretariat and the Special Representative of the OAS Secretary General in Haiti.