TO CONTRIBUTE TO OAS MISSION IN HAITI
Staffan Wrigstad, Deputy Director General and Head of the Department for
the Americas at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has announced
that the Swedish Government will donate one million Swedish Kronor
(approximately US$100,000) to the OAS Mission to Haiti.
is happy to support the OAS Mission to Haiti. We attach great importance
to the efforts of regional organizations to promote democracy and human
rights”, Ambassador Wrigstad said . “We hope that this contribution
will enable the OAS to continue its efforts to help the people of Haiti
overcome their current political difficulties”’ he added.
Assistant Secretary General, Ambassador Luigi Einaudi noted that Sweden
"has been a partner and friend to the Organization and over the
years has shown support for democracy in this hemisphere."
contribution, which comes just as the Commissions inquiring into the
violence of December 17, 2001 are preparing their findings, is further
proof of the breadth of international support for democracy in
Haiti," Einaudi said.
became a Permanent OAS Observer on March 20, 1996, and has made a
significant contribution to OAS activities in the hemisphere, especially
with respect to democracy issues, human rights, and demining.