U.S. Statement on Haiti’s Presidential Inauguration

Mark Toner
Acting Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC


The United States congratulates President Jovenel Moïse on his inauguration as the 58th president of Haiti, following an extended electoral period and the additional challenge of recovery from Hurricane Matthew.

The Haitian people deserve to have democratically elected leaders.  Today’s inauguration of a democratically elected president allows Haiti to return to democratic and constitutional rule.

We look forward to working with Haiti’s newly elected president as well as leadership at all levels of government as they work to ensure Haiti’s stability and prosperity.  The United States government reaffirms our engagement with the people and Government of Haiti.