Visit to Haiti by Under Secretary of Political Affairs David Hale

Under Secretary David Hale travelled to Haiti to discuss with political, private sector, and civil society leaders the path forward on dialogue and economic growth.  He urged the government of Haiti to develop a long-term strategy to strengthen institutions, improve good governance, and fight corruption.

Haitians have suffered for far too long from political instability, economic mismanagement, and corruption. Political stability will attract economic growth and foreign investment. We commend the Haitian National Police on its professional management, and will continue to provide support to enable the National Police to carry out its mandate.

The United States government welcomes efforts to begin an inclusive and earnest dialogue, and looks forward to fair and transparent parliamentary and local elections this October, which will help channel change through the ballot box and not through violence.