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Friday, 14 October 2011

Spain strengthens support to Caricom representation office in Haiti

The government of Spain has strengthened its cooperation with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) through a renewed commitment to support the operations of CARICOM Representation Office in Haiti (CROH) and the work of the Community in Haiti.

This funding, directed through the Spanish government’s cooperation arm, the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), will support the administrative operations and programme activities to undertaken by the CROH from October to December 2011.

Since the re-establishment of the CROH in 2007, Spain has been a consistent development partner in assisting CARICOM in the development of institutional and human capacity in Haiti.

The CROH functions as a key mechanism in Haiti’s integration into the CSME. Just as Haiti was about to make a significant step towards integration into the CSME, the 12 January 2010 struck with cataclysmic consequences, as its accession to the Single Market having been scheduled for that very month. In the destruction of the physical infrastructure, the country also lost many of its senior public servants, including those with responsibility for the implementation of the CSME.

Source: Caricom