Daniel Foote, in particular, will be engaged in “supporting efforts aimed at holding free and fair presidential and parliamentary elections.”
The US State Department has appointed Daniel Foote as a special envoy for Haiti, in this post he will be engaged in supporting the presidential elections in the country. This is stated in a written statement issued on Thursday by the head of the press service of the State Department, Ned Price.
“The State Department is pleased to announce that Ambassador Daniel Foote <…> will take the post of special envoy for Haiti,” the text says. It is emphasized that he, in particular, will “support efforts aimed at holding free and fair presidential and parliamentary elections,” and will also interact with “international partners and partners in Haiti to promote long-term peace and stability.”
“He will work with partners to coordinate efforts to assist in several areas, including humanitarian, security, and assistance in the investigation (of the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise),” Price also said.
The President of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, was fatally wounded as a result of an unknown attack on his residence on July 7, and the first lady of the country, Martin Moise, was also injured. The Council of Ministers imposed martial law in the republic for 15 days. The funeral of the president will be held on July 23 in the city of Cap-Haitien in the north of the republic.