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Haiti: PM meets with foreign officials to discuss security plans

Haiti's Prime Minister, Ariel Henry, met for the first time on Tuesday with officials from various countries who are part of an international steering committee aimed at boosting Haiti's beleaguered police department as it awaits the potential deployment of a foreign armed force to help it fight gangs.
 
According to the office of Haiti's Prime Minister, the committee responsible for overseeing the programme includes officials from the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, the United Nations and the European Union.
 
The office did not provide further details, except to say the programme is for the operational and institutional reinforcement of Haiti's National Police.
 
The programme aims to generate more money for an existing fund created to help Haiti's National Police. 
 
The meeting comes just days after a court in Kenya ruled that deploying police officers to Haiti as part of a U.N.-backed mission approved last year is unconstitutional.
 
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