The UN Force Will Remain in Haiti, President Martelly Says

By Dialogo
September 15, 2011

The UN mission in Haiti will remain in place until “a national force can take over,” Haitian President Michel Martelly said on September 13.

The president also affirmed to the press that the departure of the international soldiers and police can only take place when the country is able to replace them.

“MINUSTAH is working for the people of Haiti (…) we need order and peace in order to make progress on our economic development,” he said, noting that a new security plan will be drawn up if Parliament approves his choice for prime minister.

The mandate of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) expires on October 15, at which time the Security Council will consider its future.