During a meeting between Prime Minister Ariel Henry and United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Trinidad, discussions took place regarding the urgent need to broaden political consensus and reach a widely supported agreement to enable a swift return to democratic order in Haiti. This information was disclosed in a statement by the Department of State on Thursday.
According to the official document, Antony Blinken and Ariel Henry expressed their concern about the current situation in Haiti and agreed on the urgency of taking concrete steps to restore security in the country. With this in mind, the two men agreed on the need to deploy a multinational force or a United Nations-authorized peacekeeping operation to Haiti.
The proposal to deploy a multinational force aims to support the Haitian National Police (PNH) in their efforts to restore security and public order. Currently, the security situation in Haiti is alarming, with a resurgence of violence, political turmoil, and socio-economic challenges.