Security Council press statement on Haiti


The following Security Council press statement on Haiti was read out today by Council President Alejandro Wolff ( United States):

The members of the Security Council were briefed this afternoon by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Edmond Mulet, on the recent developments in Haiti.

The members of the Security Council reiterated their strong support for the Government of Haiti in its efforts, together with MINUSTAH, to maintain stability and achieve progress in the country. They expressed appreciation for the ongoing efforts by MINUSTAH in supporting the Haitian National Police (HNP) in the fight against gang violence, as well as the efforts to implement the HNP reform plan, in particular the beginning of the vetting process, and encouraged further efforts to advance the reform of the justice system. They also reiterated appreciation for MINUSTAH's work in facilitating Haiti's successful 2006 election cycle and look forward to MINUSTAH providing security and logistics support for the senate elections in autumn 2007.

The members of the Security Council expressed their determination to continue to follow closely the situation in Haiti and to work collaboratively with its Government to consolidate the progress achieved and ensure a stable environment for democratic governance, economic growth and the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

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