Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota will make an official visit to Haiti on July 11, 2011.
During the visit, Minister Patriota will meet with President Michel Martelly and with the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Haiti, Ambassador Mariano Fernández. At the meetings, the main issues on the bilateral agenda will be addressed, including Brazilian aid to the reconstruction process, technical cooperation and humanitarian assistance offered to the country and Brazil’s participation in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
Brazil has held the military command of MINUSTAH since 2004, besides being the largest contributor of troops to the Mission. The Brazilian Government has also implemented various initiatives to support Haiti’s reconstruction, while the country still deals with the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake.