Haiti Defense Ministry denounce efforts of demobilized military soldiers claiming to be part of Haiti's new Defense Force

"The Haitian army has been re-mobilized, haven't you heard?" a demobilized Haitian army sergeant told a news reporter near Port-au-Prince airport Friday as a group of old army soldiers in camouflage arrived to, supposedly, provide security to president Jovenel Moise who was arriving from New York... But who sent them? Not the ministry of Defense!


Haiti Men wearing Force Armee d'Haiti jackets at Port-au-Prince Airport waiting for President Jovenel Moise

Haiti's Defense Ministry denounce these efforts by demobilized soldiers claiming to be part of the new military. Read this note from the Ministry of Defense released Friday, 22 Sept 2017:

The Ministry of Defense has learned that armed individuals wearing military uniforms of the camouflage type with inscription "Forces Armées d'Haiti" and claiming to be the Military Institution have invested the vicinity of the Toussaint Louverture International Airport on the morning of Friday 22 September 2017 to demand the restoration of the Armed Forces of Haiti on the occasion of the return of His Excellency Jovenel MOISE, President of the Republic.

The Ministry of Defense wishes to make clear to the general public and the press in particular that it condemns any initiative of this kind aimed at confusing and jeopardizing the future of the New Defense Force which the country intends to rebuild on a solid foundation to enable it to effectively combat the effects of natural disasters.

In addition, the Ministry reminds all of us that it is the only body mandated by law to implement the Government's defense policy.

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