FLASH: Haiti Diplomacy - 404 Haitian diplomatic staff members fired

Have you heard? 404 of the 1,003 members of Haiti's diplomatic staf members abroad have been let go, reducing the number of Haitian diplomatic personnel to 599.

PHOTO: Haiti - President Jovenel Moise and Antonio Rodrigue, Ministre des Affaires Etrangères et des Cultes

Haiti had 491 diplomats scattered around the world with 512 contracters appointed. Foreign Affairs Minister Antonio Rodrigue changed all that.

Ministre Rodrique told Haitian newspaper Le Nouvelliste he has been working very hard to restructure and reform Haitian diplomacy in order to make it more useful to the nation. one way he did that was to reduce the staff considerably.

his dream is to ensure that Haitian diplomacy regains its former prestige, that it defends the interests of Haiti on all fronts in order to leave a legacy of better diplomacy for future generations.

The Foreign Affairs Minister his dream is to ensure that Haitian diplomacy regains its former prestige, that it defends the interests of Haiti on all fronts in order to leave a legacy of better diplomacy for future generations.

"Diplomacy is not the affair of amateurs," he said. "It is necessary to call on experienced, competent and well-trained managers. Diplomatic missions should in no way be seen as refuges for rights holders, but as places of production of images of knowledge and interest whose mission is to actively and dynamically represent the country on the international scene."

Read the full article in French here.

At present, there are 599 diplomatic personnel, including 349 diplomats and 250 contractors.

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Fedelin Gouvènman sa se mache revoke moun depi lè l monte rive jodi a. Tet chaje.
Reply · April 09 at 5:40 PM
John Hines Wish they would do that here up state in USA.
Reply · April 09 at 1:18 PM

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