President Dilma Rousseff will make an official visit to Haiti on February 1, when she will hold a working meeting with President Michel Martelly and visit the Brazilian Battalion of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
During the meeting, the Presidents will go over the bilateral agenda, with special attention to the items related to the reconstruction process and the social and economic development in Haiti.
Haitian migration to Brazil is also on the agenda. In this regard, the Brazilian Government has adopted a new form of permanent visa aimed exclusively at Haitian nationals.
When visiting the Brazilian Battalion of MINUSTAH, President Dilma Rousseff will avail herself of the opportunity to display publicly her appreciation for the dedication and professionalism of Brazilian military and police personnel who take part in the United Nations Mission.
Brazil is in charge of the military component of MINUSTAH from its inception, in 2004, in addition to being the largest contributor of troops to the Mission, with currently 2,193 personnel, from a total of 11,600.