Thursday, April 26, 2012


(Haiti Libre) -

A delegation from Venezuela and Argentina arrived in Haiti yesterday Tuesday, for a visit of 48 hours, to keep track of the Tripartite Agreement Argentina-Venezuela-Haiti.

Laurent Lamothe, the Minister of Foreign Affairs explained "[...] When we went to the Summit of the Americas, we met the Chancellor of Argentina and Venezuela, who had promised us to send a technical mission in order to come assess the problems that Haiti has, as part of a donation of tractors, and equipment for farmers.

Today, the delegation is here to hear all the needs that we have in agriculture, what type of tractor is best, and what types of equipment farmers need most. Argentina will provide this equipment and tractors, and Venezuela will pay for it... [...]

They come to track and tell us what projects they'll start funding. They had mentioned they would begin funding a project of identification, then there is a social housing project, of several thousand houses that they will give Haiti. There are also agricultural projects in the Artibonite valley that they will fund; so today, we will sit with them to define the scope of such funding, and to decide exactly what will be done, how it will be done, and for what amount [...]"

Recall that Venezuela had signed in early March, a bilateral agreement with Haiti to donate $369 million in an investment company, for financing various projects in Haiti.

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