Secretary Blinken Discusses Haiti in Jamaican Meetings

The U.S. evacuated non-essential personnel from the embassy in Port au Prince.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken participated in the High-Level Meeting on Haiti convened by the Conference of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Jamaica on Monday. Discussions focused on the political turmoil and ways to support Haiti during its political transition.

State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller said the leaders propose support “through the creation of a broad-based, independent presidential college as well as the deployment of a Multinational Security Support Mission to address the ongoing security crisis.“

The American military evacuated non-essential personnel from the U.S. embassy in Port-au-Prince over the weekend, due to violent gangs continued attempts to take control of the capital city.

U.S. Central Command stated, “At the request of the Department of State, the U.S. military conducted an operation to augment the security of the U.S. Embassy at Port-au-Prince, allow our Embassy mission operations to continue, and enable non-essential personnel to depart.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the president and secretary of state as they respond to the ongoing violence and instability of Haiti.
  • For the safety of U.S. officials and military leaders as they conduct limited operations in Port-au-Prince.

Sources: State Department, Daily Wire


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