Haiti president appoints Claude Joseph as new premier

AA, April 14, 2021


Haiti’s president on Wednesday appointed Claude Joseph, minister of foreign affairs and worship, as the new prime minister following the resignation of Joseph Jouthe.

“The resignation of the government, which I accepted, will make it possible to address the glaring problem of insecurity and continue discussions with a view to reaching the consensus necessary for the political and institutional stability of our country,” Jovenel Moise said in a tweet declaring the new appointment.

The announcement came hours after Jouthe handed in his resignation to the president.

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