Chile’s President in Haiti for one-day visit

The President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet is visiting Haiti, becoming the first head of state of visit the country since Jovenel Moise was sworn into office in February.Bachelet was originally scheduled to visit the country on January 26, but the visit was postponed due to the forest fires that ravaged several regions of her country.An official statement noted that the visit is taking place within the framework of the 80 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.The two leaders are expected to discuss several matters including migration.Chile a country with one of the most robust economy in the Americas, is one of the most attractive destinations for Haitian immigrants. Last November, Chilean migration officials said that they were expecting more than 48.000 Haitians to arrive in that country in 2017.During the visit, President Bachelet is due to confirm the departure of the Chilean troops from the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) and to reaffirm Chile’s commitment to the socio-economic development of the country that is still recovering from the passage of Hurricane Matthew late last year

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