Above: Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe and President Michel Martelly in Caracas (Photo: OPM Haiti)
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Haiti President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe departed the country Sunday for a two-day visit to Caracas, Venezuela.
The Haitian leaders are taking part in the ALBA-PetroCaribe Summit.
On Monday, Martelly and Lamothe will participate in the political council of PetroCaribe. On Tuesday, they will take part in the official ALBA-PetroCaribe Summit.
Martelly and Lamothe are leading a delegation including Foreign Minister Pierre Richard Casimir, Agriculture Minister Thomas Jacques, director of the Office of Monetization of Aid and Development Programmes, Michael Lecorps and Secretary of State for Public Works Philippe Cineas.
The summit will be focusing on the creation of the proposed “special economic zone” between the member states of PetroCaribe and ALBA.
Lamothe last visited Venezuela in early November.