Chile’s President ends visit to Haiti

first_imgHaiti has asked Chile to leave some of its military equipment in the country as its soldiers end a tour of duty with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).President of the Senate Youri Latourue said the request had been made as Chilean President Michelle Bachelet wrapped up a one-day visit  on Monday.“We have asked that Chile leave some equipment to our military and also train our young soldiers, as Ecuador did,” said Latourue.The Chilean army members are due to leave here next month  and the issue was among matters discussed by Bachelet whose visit came ahead of an April 11 debate by the UN Security Council in New York on the fate of MINUSTAH and the recommendation by U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres that the mission, established in June 2004, close by October. 15.During her visit, the Chilean President met with her Haitian counterpart, Jovenel Moise and Prime MinisterDr. Jack Guy Lafontant.Bachelet, the first head of state to visit Haiti since Moise was sworn into office in February, also discussed the issue of illegal migration to her country.last_img

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