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U.S. Senators Durbin and Nelson Meet with Haiti’s President Martelly

U.S. Senators Durbin and Nelson Discuss Elections, DR Cross-Border Issues, and Haitian Development with Haiti’s President Martelly 

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – On Friday, June 26, U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Bill Nelson arrived in Port-au-Prince and met with President Michel Martelly and other top officials at the National Palace to discuss this year’s Haitian elections, migration issues with the Dominican Republic, and support for Haiti’s development.

U.S. Senators Durbin and Nelson in Haiti.
U.S. Senators Durbin and Nelson (L) in Haiti.

On Saturday, Senators Durbin and Nelson visited a garment factory which has benefitted from U.S. HOPE/HELP legislation to better understand the impact of American legislation on the economic progress in Haiti.  Following a brief ceremony, the Senators held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Haitian National Police Academy.  The United States is proud of its support to the HNP in providing necessary infrastructure, augmenting the police force and its professional capacity.  The Senators congratulated HNP DG Godson Orelus on the 20th anniversary of the institution’s founding, and the progress it has realized since then.

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