According to local media in Haiti, the new Haiti government was established on the 20th local time, with Ariel Henry as prime minister.
Haiti is an island country located in the northern part of the Caribbean Sea. The Indian word means “mountain place”. Haiti borders the Dominican Republic in the east, the Caribbean Sea in the south, the Atlantic Ocean in the north, and across the sea from Cuba and Jamaica in the west, with a total area of 27,750 square kilometers.
Most Haitian residents believe in Catholicism. The official languages are French and Creole, and 90% of residents speak Creole. The capital, Port-au-Prince. Independence was declared on January 1, 1804, and the country was named Haiti. It was the first independent black country in the world. Black people accounted for 95% of the total population, so it was called the “Black Republic”.
Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world and one of the least developed countries. Its economy is dominated by agriculture and its infrastructure construction is very backward. Due to lack of energy, Haiti’s industry is very underdeveloped and the unemployment rate is extremely high. Two-thirds of workers have no fixed jobs. The United States is the largest aid country in Haiti. Between 1995 and 1999, it provided $884 million in aid to Haiti. Haiti maintains so-called “diplomatic relations” with the Taiwan authorities.
The inauguration ceremony of the new government was held in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, in the afternoon. Former Prime Minister Claude Joseph served as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the new government. Many positions including the Minister of Finance and Economics of the new government are still held by former cabinet members.
Henry said in his inauguration speech that one of the first tasks of the new government is to restore social order, ensure national security, and create conditions for organizing presidential and parliamentary elections. He said that the new government will optimize the investment environment and work hard to repair the economy under the impact of the new crown epidemic and social crimes.
Before the inauguration ceremony, Henry held a mourning event for President Jovenel Moiz who was assassinated on the 7th. He expressed that he would thoroughly investigate the president’s assassination and bring the criminals to justice.