Above: Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou and Haiti President Michel Martelly during the former’s visit to Haiti last year (Photo: OP Haiti)
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Haiti President Michel Martelly departed the country on Saturday for an official visit to Taiwan, his office announced.
Martelly, who was joined on the trip by new Foreign Minister Duly Brutus, will be in Taiwan until April 24.
In a statement, Haiti’s National Palace said the trip was aimed at “strengthening the friendship and cooperation between the two countries.”
The trip is slated to include a meeting between Martelly and Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou.
Martelly’s visit comes after Ma paid an official visit to the country in August 2013, as part of a wider tour of the Caribbean.
Martelly will return to Haiti on April 26.