The Uruguayan government on Saturday called on the Organization of American States (OAS) ‘to prioritize the political, social and economic crisis in Haiti’, to which it grants great regional attention.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls ‘to offer the brother country its cooperation to find a way out’ and prevent the situation from worsening.

The communiqué appreciates the efforts made by the Haitian government to seek a negotiated solution, ‘in particular, the recent creation of the Inter-Haitian Dialogue Facilitation Committee.’

Uruguay expects th Commitee to contribute ‘so that the Haitians can find the negotiation paths towards a way out of the current crisis’.

It also underlines ‘the need to know the facts deeply, to offer the brother country its cooperation to find a solution that prevents, with the participation of all stakeholders, the worsening of the situation.

The Foreign Ministry recalls that since 2004, Uruguay has had an important participation in the institutional reestablishment process in Haiti, chairing the Group of Friends of Haiti and with the deployment of 1,200 soldiers in the United Nations Stabilization Mission.