U.S. welcomes formation of Haiti’s interim government, Blinken says

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken welcomes Chile's Foreign Minister Allamand at the State Department in Washington
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks to reporters at the State Department in Washington, U.S., July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner/Pool

July 21, 2021

(Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday the formation of Haiti’s interim government is a positive and necessary step, nearly two weeks after President Jovenel Moise was gunned down in a murder plot.

“The United States welcomes efforts by Haiti’s political leadership to come together in choosing an interim Prime Minister and a unity cabinet to chart a path forward in the wake of the heinous assassination of Jovenel Moïse,” Blinken said in a statement.

(Reporting by Radhika Anilkumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)