Haiti – France condemns killing of Haitian police officers (26 January 2023)


France utterly condemns the killing of police officers yesterday in Haiti. The perpetrators of these crimes must be brought to justice. France extends its condolences to the victims’ families and close friends. France expresses its solidarity with Haiti’s national police, which criminal groups attack daily.

France reiterates its deep concern about the worsening security, humanitarian and health crisis in Haiti. We support the implementation of UNSC Resolution 2653, which establishes a regime of sanctions against people involved in criminal activities.

France encourages people of all political tendencies to engage in dialogue with a view to reaching a crisis-resolution agreement, which seems more necessary than ever in the light of this recent violence. We call on them to make swift progress on implementing the National Consensus document of 21 December 2022.

France is continuing its commitment to supporting the population, particularly through the efforts of its embassy in Haiti.