THE GOVERNMENT CALLS TO ORDER SENATOR MOISE
(Haiti Libre) -
Following the irresponsible remarks of Senator Jean-Charles Moïse, concerning, among others, accusations involving namely a Venezuelan diplomat, the Government vigorously calls to order Senator Moïse [without naming him], reminding him of the limits of his rights, and the consequences of his remarks.
"The Government of the Republic has learned with dismay and regret, the intemperate statements made in the press by a Senator of the Republic. These remarks are regrettable and likely will prejudice the excellent relations of friendship and cooperation existing between the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Republic of Haiti.
The Government of the Republic states that the Senator in question has no right or authority to declare "persona non grata" to a diplomat representing the interests of a friendly state, and that such prerogatives are incumbent only to the Executive, in accordance with the laws regulating the matter.
The Government of the Republic rejects and condemns such statements, which aim undoubtedly to affect the harmonious Haitiano-Venezuelan relations, of which benefits to the Haitian people are well known. It takes the opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to the respect of attributions for each body of the government, while wishing to be able to rely on the foresight and sense of responsibility of everyone, at all levels, in building the rule of law which remains inseparable for the strengthening of democracy, which requires taking into account the laws and basic rules of civility, in parallel to self-respect, and of others, in all public interventions.
The Government finally wishes to state that the funds generate by the PetroCaribe program are budgeted, and, therefore can not in any way be used outside the norms of public accounting."...