Haiti’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Antonio Rodrigue, on Friday thanked Security Council countries for imposing economic sanctions and an arms embargo on armed groups, although he stressed that more measures are needed. necessary to restore security.
“There is no doubt that these measures will contribute to putting an end to the violent and deadly activities of these armed groups in the country, which are causing numerous victims and massive population displacements,” Rodrigue said.
The Haitian diplomat stressed that the sanctions are taken against the leaders of the armed groups operating in Haiti, as well as against those who finance them, “whether by sending arms, ammunition or other means”.
It also includes a travel ban for these people as well as the freezing of their assets.
However, Rodrigue warned that sanctions alone cannot eradicate the high level of violence plaguing Haiti.