Haiti – Presidential election – Statement by the minister of foreign affairs and international development (January 4, 2017)

I warmly congratulate Jovenel Moise, who has just been confirmed as winner of the Haitian presidential election following a democratic election process.

I especially commend the work of the Provisional Electoral Council.

I hope that these final results will enable Haiti to resolve the institutional crisis and to fully focus on the challenges facing its people in their daily lives.

As I indicated last month during my visit to Port-au-Prince and Jérémie, Haiti can count on France’s support in this new phase, allowing us to work together to strengthen the ties of friendship and cooperation between our two countries and peoples.