END OF MISSION FOR THE CLUB OF MADRID
(Haiti Libre) -
The delegation of the Club of Madrid, completed, Thursday, Sept. 29, its fifth mission in Haiti. "Concluding the process of reconstruction and progress towards development" was the objective of this four-day mission led by former President of Mauritius, Cassam Uteem, former Prime Minister of Canada and Vice President of the Global Leadership Foundation, Joe Clark, and Juan Gabriel Valdés, an international expert and former UN official. "The purpose of the visit was to support the process of political institutionalization and political dialogue in Haiti."
During their 4-day visit, the members of the Club de Madrid met with President Martelly before having working sessions with the Senators and Deputies, during which the focus was put on "parliamentary work in a situation of cohabitation, as well as the relations between Parliament and civil society."
The Club of Madrid also met with outgoing Prime Minister Jean Max Bellerive, Prime Minister-designate, Gary Conille, the Deputy Special Representative and Humanitarian Coordinator, Nigel Fisher, and with the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC), in order "to accompany the beginning of a process of thinking about foreign aid as an instrument for the provision of necessary services."
On 29 September, the delegation of the Club of Madrid visited Cap-Haitien, accompanied by Mariano Fernández Amunátegui, the head of the Minustah, for an important meeting with mayors and others elected to share their experience in terms of decentralization, as part of the institutional capacity of the country.