PRESIDENT MARTELLY ENCOURAGES THE HAITIAN DIASPORA TO ENGAGE
(Haiti Libre) -
President Michel Martelly, renewed his support to Haitians living abroad on the occasion of the International Day of the Diaspora, celebrated this April 20. On this occasion, the Head of State strongly encourages Haitian compatriots to become deeply engaged in the development of the country.
"I have always said that our brothers and sisters living outside can help rebuild the country. They have the will and potential in this regard", declared President Martelly, who presented his warmest congratulations to the Haitians living abroad, especially for their financial contribution to Haiti.
The Head of State welcomed the organization of various activities marking the week of the Diaspora [April 16 to 22] on the theme: "Haiti needs its Diaspora"; activities aimed at enhancing the human potential of Haitians living abroad. The Head of State congratulated the Ministry of Haitians Living Abroad for this noble initiative.
The International Day of the Diaspora is celebrated on April 20, according to the Decree of 16 March 2011.
The President of the Republic reaffirms, once again, his determination to work towards the real involvement of all Haitians living abroad in the country's progress.