During his visit, the Prime Minister met HRH The Prince of Wales and members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Haiti. He also attended events involving UK businesses, non-governmental organisations and the Haitian community in the UK.
Prime Minister Lamothe, who is leading the Haitian delegation to the Olympics, is a former tennis player, and he represented his country at the Davis Cup in 1994 and 1995.
Speaking today, Foreign Secretary William Hague said,
“The UK has a strong interest in supporting Haiti on the road to stability, development and prosperity. We want to deepen our political dialogue with the Government of Haiti, and forge a partnership in trade and investment. As a sign of our commitment, support and interest in Haiti I announced last month that the UK will open a British Embassy in Haiti. This will be the first time we have had a diplomatic mission in Haiti since 1966.
“In this spirit of growing friendship and partnership it was a pleasure to welcome Prime Minister Lamothe today. We had excellent and warm discussions, and look forward to strengthening the growing links between our two countries. I wish all of the Haitian athletes competing in the Olympic and Paralympic Games the best of luck.”