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Minister Bibeau to represent Canada in Haiti at the inauguration of President-Elect Jovenel Moïse and visit development projects

February 3, 2017 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced today that she will be making a second visit to Haiti, from February 6 to 8, 2017.

On February 7, the Minister will attend the inauguration of Jovenel Moïse as the 58th president of the Republic of Haiti, to congratulate him officially, on behalf of the Government of Canada, following his election to office. The Minister will also take the opportunity to discuss local development priorities.

During her visit, the Minister will visit development projects supported by Canada and meet with stakeholders working in areas such as the promotion of women’s rights and the safety and health of the most vulnerable Haitians, including women and children. 


“I am looking forward to meeting the President of Haiti and discuss our priorities in dealing with the many challenges that country is facing. Canada will continue to support the efforts of the Haitian government by playing a leading role in the country’s development.”

- Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie

Quick facts

  • Haiti is one of Canada’s largest development programs.
  • Since 2010, the Government of Canada has provided over $1.3 billion in international assistance to Haiti, including some $250 million in humanitarian assistance and $1.05 billion in development support.
  • Canada’s current priorities in Haiti are the health and well-being of women and youth, green and inclusive economic growth, democratic and accountable governance, and the rule of law and security. 

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