Chile–Haiti relations

Chile–Haiti relations are the bilateral relations between Chile and Haiti. Chile has an embassy in Port-au-Prince. Haiti has an embassy in Santiago. Both countries are members of Organization of American States.

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Chile-Haiti relations

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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and Haitian President Jovenel Moïse in Port-au-Prince, 2017.

In March 2006, Haitian president-elect, René Préval, visited Chile to attend the inauguration ceremony for Chile’s president Michelle Bachelet.[1] In June 2006, President Bachelet visited Haitian President Preval. Bachelet pledged to “continue offering support so that every Haitian has a better chance to have health care, education and housing.” Bachelet was the first head of state to visit Haiti since Preval took power in May. Bachelet said that she “would discuss with Preval the possibility of keeping Chilean forces in the country longer if needed, saying a stable Haiti was vital to regional security.”[2] In 2017, President Micheel Bachelete paid a visit to Haiti and met with President Jovenel Moïse.

In February 1973, Chile granted temporary residency to 15 Haitian political exiles involved in the kidnapping of the United States ambassador and consul in Port-au-Prince in January that year.[3][4] In 1994, Chile together with Uruguay and Venezuela agreed to assist to make a peace deal. Haiti’s military rulers endorsed the initiative.[5]

In 1999, three Haitian parliamentarians requested political asylum in Chile. These parliamentarians took refuge at the Chilean embassy.[6][7]

As part of the response to the 2004 floods, Chilean troops were involved in a multinational force of 3,600 together with U.S. Marines, French, and Canadian troops.[8][9]

Chilean search and rescue experts were involved in recovery efforts for the 2010 Haiti earthquake.[10][11]Chilean Army Major Rodrigo Vázquez directed rescue efforts for the earthquake.[12]

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