A tense atmosphere surrounded the recent meeting between Prime Minister Ariel Henry and the signatories of the Kingston Declaration, under the auspices of CARICOM (Caribbean Community). Regrettably, this meeting did not result in a consensus, leaving both parties on a tightrope.
CARICOM had organized these meetings with the hope of providing a peaceful and democratic solution to the longstanding political crisis shaking the country. Unfortunately, despite international community efforts to facilitate dialogue, divisions and tensions persist.
During this recent meeting, held in a tense atmosphere, the two parties failed to find common ground on crucial issues dividing the country. Disagreements persist, particularly regarding the establishment of a transitional government, the organization of credible and transparent elections, and constitutional reform.
Faced with the current impasse, the involved parties have decided to postpone their discussions to a later date. One of the participants in these exchanges confirmed that both parties have scheduled another meeting for September 12th at the Nonciature. This decision reflects the willingness of stakeholders to continue the dialogue despite ongoing differences.
CARICOM, which has played a mediating role in this crisis, also expresses concern about the situation in Haiti. The CARICOM delegation will leave the country this Sunday but will continue to closely monitor the situation’s developments.