Presidents of Brazil and Haiti Meet


Presidents Michel Martelly (Haiti) and Dilma Rosusseff (Brazil) discussed migration and cooperation-related issues in this capital before visiting the squadron of Brazilian UN blue helmets deployed here.
According to a communiqué of the Haitian presidency, the presidents reviewed a bilateral agenda, placing emphasis on the process of reconstruction and economic and social development in Haiti.

According to the program of the visit, Martelly and Rousseff would also discuss the migration issue in the wake of adoption by Brazil of a new mode of visa issued exclusively for Haitian citizens.

The measure stemmed from a mass wave of Haitians heading for Brazil after the quake, reaching some 5,000 people early this year, according to Brazilian official figures.

At the end of the meeting, Rousseff headed for the barracks of Brazilian troops that are part of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti.

Brazil currently leads the UN contingent with more than 2,000 troops, deployed in Haiti since 2004. Rousseff arrived in Port au Prince this morning from Cuba, and was welcomed by president Martelly. She is scheduled to return to her country tonight. (Taken from PL).

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