May 28, 2024

U.S. and Kenya Discuss Swift Deployment of Security Mission to Haiti

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken meets with Kenyan President William Ruto on the margins of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., on December 15, 2022. [State Department photo by Ron Przysucha
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken meets with Kenyan President William Ruto on the margins of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., on December 15, 2022. [State Department photo by Ron Przysucha

U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Kenyan President William Ruto held a phone call on Wednesday to discuss the rapid deployment of the Multinational Security Support mission in Haiti, aimed at providing support and stability to the Haitian people, the U.S. State Department said.

During the conversation, both leaders emphasized the need for immediate action to support the Haitian National Police, echoing the United Nations Security Council’s call for a swift deployment of the mission to the Caribbean nation.

Blinken updated Ruto on the commitments made by the United States and other international partners to back the mission. The initiative seeks to bolster Haiti’s security framework amidst ongoing challenges, highlighting a concerted effort by the international community to restore peace and order.

The discussion between Blinken and Ruto reflects an ongoing international response to the situation in Haiti, underscoring the importance of collaboration and swift action in addressing global security challenges.

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