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Speaking to the High-Level Debate of the General Assembly on behalf of the Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry, the Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean Victor Généus said, “Haiti finds itself at a crossroad, one that is extremely difficult but decisive for its future,” adding that the government “is facing a complex dilemma that must be solved and this requires the effective support of our partners.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 24 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT

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RECENT - NEW YORK CITY

1. Exterior shot, UN Headquarters

24 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Minister Geneaus walks to the podium
3. SOUNDBITE (French) Jean Victor Généus, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Republic, Haiti:
“Haiti finds itself at a crossroad, one that is extremely difficult but decisive for its future. My government is facing a complex dilemma that must be solved and this requires the effective support of our partners. For my government the priorities are to restore public order and security without delay to as soon as possible find broader consensus around a political agreement among the most sectors possible so that to reach peaceful governance. We must create climate that is conducive to the holding of general elections as soon as possible so as to return the power to those freely chosen by the Haitian people so as to restore democratic institutions. We must address economic and social issues so that to improve the living conditions for the large majority of the population.”
4. Wide shot, General Assembly podium
5. SOUNDBITE (French) Jean Victor Généus, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Republic, Haiti:
“Contrary to what some of my adversaries are saying, I have no wish to remain in power longer than is necessary. The primary concern of my government is to return to constitutional order and the handing back of the leadership of the country’s affairs to those freely chosen by the Haitian people through free, transparent and inclusive elections. I continue to encourage dialogue so as to find a political agreement to organize presidential, legislative and local free elections as quickly as possible.”
6. Med shot, Haitian delegation
7. SOUNDBITE (French) Jean Victor Généus, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Republic, Haiti:
“Beyond the sociopolitical crisis and insecurity, natural disasters are a major hindrance to the development of Haiti. The last earthquake of the 14th of August, 2021 dealt another heavy blow to our national economy. The poor performance of the economy for three consecutive years exposes the country to a significant humanitarian crisis, 4.9 million people or 46 percent of the population needs humanitarian assistance this year.”
8. Med shot, Haitian delegation
9. SOUNDBITE (French) Jean Victor Généus, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Republic, Haiti:
“Haiti is at a crossroads, at a watershed moment in its history. We are working on transformative solutions to address the challenges with which we are confronted. From this rostrum I want to join my voice to that of President Biden, who has a good understanding of the Haitian crises and we call solemnly on the international community and we ask it to stand alongside Haiti and Haitians. I thank all those heads of government and the great family of nations who have expressed their concern about the situation in my country and who have offered their support to Haiti.”
10. Wide shot, Minister Geneaus leaving to the podium

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Speaking to the High-Level Debate of the General Assembly on behalf of the Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry, the Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean Victor Généus said, “Haiti finds itself at a crossroad, one that is extremely difficult but decisive for its future,” adding that the government “is facing a complex dilemma that must be solved and this requires the effective support of our partners.”

He said that for the government’s priorities were to restore public order and security without delay to find broader consensus around a political agreement among the most sectors to reach peaceful governance.

The Haitian diplomat also said, “We must create climate that is conducive to the holding of general elections as soon as possible so as to return the power to those freely chosen by the Haitian people so as to restore democratic institutions.”

He added, “We must address economic and social issues so that to improve the living conditions for the large majority of the population.”

“Contrary to what some of my adversaries are saying, I have no wish to remain in power longer than is necessary,” underlined Geneaus on behalf of his Prime Minister.

He explained that the primary concern of the government was to return to constitutional order and the handing back of the leadership of the country’s affairs “to those freely chosen by the Haitian people through free, transparent and inclusive elections. I continue to encourage dialogue so as to find a political agreement to organize presidential, legislative and local free elections as quickly as possible.”

He also said, “Beyond the sociopolitical crisis and insecurity, natural disasters are a major hindrance to the development of Haiti.”

The Haitian diplomat noted that the last earthquake of the 14th of August, 2021 dealt another “heavy blow” to the national economy, adding that the poor performance of the economy for three consecutive years exposed the country to a significant humanitarian crisis.

According to the Haitian government, this year 4.9 million people or 46 percent of the population needed humanitarian assistance.

Généus underlined, “Haiti is at a crossroads, at a watershed moment in its history.” He added, “We are working on transformative solutions to address the challenges with which we are confronted.”

Concluding the speech, he said, “From this rostrum I want to join my voice to that of President Biden, who has a good understanding of the Haitian crises and we call solemnly on the international community and we ask it to stand alongside Haiti and Haitians. I thank all those heads of government and the great family of nations who have expressed their concern about the situation in my country and who have offered their support to Haiti.”
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