Martin SCHULZ, EP President meets with Michel MARTELLY, President of Haiti:
- arrival and roundtable
Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
End production: 20/11/2012 First transmission: 20/11/2012
Martin SCHULZ, EP President met with Michel MARTELLY, President of Haiti at the premises of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday during Strasbourg plenary session. Among the topics debated between them were the difficult conditions since the earthquake and the hurricane ; financial crisis worldwide and the current political situation in Haiti.
The people in the earthquake zone in Haiti continue to struggle with difficult conditions: "the situation is untenable" are saying Red cross representatives on the field. Hundreds of thousands of people have been waiting for help. They are becoming increasingly desperate. Only during the weekend there has been a slow-moving help. The UN and international aid agencies are distributing food, drinking water and other relief supplies under chaotic circumstances. Still, there were significant logistical bottlenecks at the airport of Port-au-Prince, where the US have now taken over the control.
According to estimates of the Haitian authorities and the World Health Organization WHO the last week earthquake killed up to 50,000 people, 250,000 more were injured. About 1.5 million people were left homeless
Michel Joseph Martelly won the Haitian general election, 2010–2011 for his party Repons Peyizan (Farmers' Response Party), after a run-off against candidate Mirlande Manigat. Martelly had come third in the first round of the election, until the Organization of American States forced Jude Célestin to withdraw due to alleged fraud. Martelly assumed his position of the President of Haiti on May 14, 2011. His election campaign included a promise to reinstate the nation's military, which had been abolished in the 1990s by Aristide.
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||Exterior view of the EP , Strasbourg
||Official delegation arrival.
Martin SCHULZ, EP President welcoming Michel MARTELLY, President of Haiti (3 shots).
||Family photo Martin SCHULZ, EP President welcoming Michel MARTELLY, President of Haiti.
Haitian and European anthems (8 shots)
||Michel MARTELLY, President of Haiti signing in to the Golden book of the EP
||Round table, views during the meeting (4 shots)