US Secretary of State John Kerry has notified the Congress that Haiti is taking steps to hold free and fair elections

United States Secretary of State John Kerry has notified the U.S. Congress that Haiti is taking steps to hold free and fair elections. His official statement was published in the Federal Register and includes the following statement:

John Kerry - USA Secretary of State
John Kerry - USA Secretary of State

I hereby certify that Haiti is taking steps to hold free and fair parliamentary elections and to seat a new Haitian Parliament; the Government of Haiti is respecting the independence of the judiciary; and the Government of Haiti is combating corruption and improving governance, including passage of the anti-corruption law to enable prosecution of corrupt officials and implementing financial transparency and accountability requirements for government institutions.

This certification is required by law before certain U.S. funds can be provided to the Haitian Government.

The relevant details are below.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notices: 8720]

Certification Related to the Government of Haiti Under Section

7045(D)(1) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related

Programs Appropriations Act, 2014 (Div. K, Pub. L. 113-76)

Pursuant to the authority vested in the HERE IT IS

Secretary of State, including under section 7045(d)(1) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2014 (Div. K, Pub. L. 113-76), I hereby certify that Haiti is taking steps to hold free and fair parliamentary elections and to seat a new Haitian Parliament; the Government of Haiti is respecting the independence of the judiciary; and the Government of Haiti is combating corruption and improving governance, including passage of the anticorruption law to enable prosecution of corrupt officials and implementing financial transparency and accountability requirements for government institutions.

This Certification shall be published in the Federal Register, and copies shall be transmitted to the appropriate committees of Congress.

John F. Kerry,

Secretary of State

[FR Doc. 2014-10484 Filed 5-6-14; 8:45 am]

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