Brazilian President to Discuss Immigration, Aid Issues in Haiti

Brazilian President to Discuss Immigration, Aid Issues in HaitiPort-au-Prince, Feb 1. – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is expected on Wednesday in Haiti for on an official visit to discuss immigration issues and economic and military cooperation with her counterpart, Michel Martelly.

According to the local news agency HPN Haiti, one of the main issues of bilateral talks will be the migration of Haitians to Brazil, after the adoption of a single visa for Haitian citizens in the South American country.

That measure responded to a large wave of Haitians after the 2010 earthquake, which according to Brazilian official information, it has already totaled almost 5,000 people in early 2012.

According to the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the two presidents will assess the bilateral agenda, with emphasis on aspects related to the reconstruction process and economic and social development in Haiti.

The Haitian Presidency stated that Rousseff will arrive from Cuba and will stay in Port-au-Prince only a few hours. Before returning to her country, she will visit the Brazilian contingent in the United Nations Stabilization Mission.

Brazil currently leads that military contingent with more than 2,000 soldiers, settled here since 2004.

The stateswoman will arrive in the capital's Toussaint Lovertoure International Airport, where she will be welcomed by Martelly. Later, Rousseff will hold talks at the government's headquarter.(Prensa Latina)