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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley

On Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, to discuss recent developments in Haiti.

The leaders expressed their deep concern over the increasing gang violence and turbulence that the country is experiencing. They agreed on the urgency of deploying the United Nations-authorized Multinational Security Support mission to advance efforts from the Haitian National Police to improve security conditions for civilians. Prime Minister Trudeau expressed his appreciation for Barbados’ commitment to contribute security personnel to the mission and underscored that Canada remains committed to working with Barbados, Kenya, and other partners to support a successful mission.

The prime ministers also discussed the important role of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), of which Barbados is a member, to promote inclusive political dialogue in support of a Haitian-led solution to the crisis. The leaders reiterated the critical need of reaching an inclusive political consensus to create the conditions for free and fair general elections and for the restoration of democratic order in Haiti.

Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Mottley reaffirmed the strong bond between Canada and Barbados and agreed to remain in contact as the situation in Haiti continues to evolve.

SOURCE Office of the Prime Minister of Canada

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