January 16, 2011 - Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird meets with Haiti’s Prime Minister Garry Conille and Minister of Justice and Public Security Michel Pierre Brunache. Minister Baird reiterated Canada’s continued commitment to Haiti’s reconstruction to meet the urgent needs of the Haitian people. From left: Canada’s Ambassador to Haiti Henri-Paul Normandin, Minister Brunache, Minister Baird, Prime Minister Conille.
Minister Baird also expressed Canada’s view that the volatile security situation in Haiti requires a robust and fair approach to the rule of law. Combatting corruption, support for an independent judiciary and the establishment of a capable and professional police force are key for the long-term development of Haiti.
The group discussed Haiti’s priorities, which include promoting political stability and economic development.