US Delegation to Attend Haitian President’s Funeral, Biden Announced

President Joe Biden announced on Friday that six-person presidential delegation led by US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield will represent the United States to pay respects at the funeral of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, The Hill reports, quoting the White House statement.

The presidential delegation is second U.S. delegation to visit Haiti after Moise’s assassination since an interagency group met with Haitian authorities and political leaders on July 11 to discuss US assistance to Haiti after Biden administration refused to send troops to protect the country’s critical infrastructure.

The delegation, among others, will consist of US ambassador to Haiti Michael Sison and the newly-announced special envoy to Haiti, Daniel Foote, a career member of the foreign service, whose role will be to facilitate peace and stability in the country and support efforts to hold free and fair elections.

Meanwhile, the UN Security Council also informed it does not intend to discuss the Haitian request for sending armed forces to the island, unnamed source said, pointing that UN Mission was ready to assist in the investigation of the assassination

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