ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL AND
ST. LUCIAN FOREIGN MINISTER TO VISIT HAITI
Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States
(OAS), Ambassador Luigi R. Einaudi, and the Foreign Minister of St.
Lucia and current Chairman of the CARICOM Council on Foreign and
Community Relations (COFCOR), Senator the Hon. Julian R. Hunte, will
travel to Haiti from May 12 to 15, in an effort to narrow remaining
differences preventing an electoral accord between the Government and
opposition political parties in that country.
General Cesar Gaviria declared, “The visit is particularly important
in light of the upcoming OAS General Assembly to be held in Barbados in
June.” While in Port au
Prince, the team will monitor conditions and assess the initial work of
the OAS Special Mission for Strengthening Democracy in Haiti.
Secretary General Einaudi and Foreign Minister Hunte will use the
opportunity to learn of the work of the three-member Commission of
Inquiry into the events of December 17, 2001. The Commission will begin
the second phase of its inquiry on May 13, 2002. The Advisory Council on
Reparations, which will consider “reparations for organizations and
individuals who suffered damages as a direct result of violence of
December 17, 2001,” will also begin its work that day.