Posted by: africanpressorganization | 14 January 2010

The Chairperson of the Commission of the AU expresses the solidarity of the AU with Haiti and its people in the aftermath of the earthquake in Port-au-Prince and the surrounding areas

 


 

 

 

The Chairperson of the Commission of the AU expresses the solidarity of the AU with Haiti and its people in the aftermath of the earthquake in Port-au-Prince and the surrounding areas

 

 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 14, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Jean Ping, has learnt with profound shock and sadness the devastation, including loss of life and extensive material damage, caused by the earthquake that has just visited Haiti, particularly its capital city, Port-Au-Prince, and the surrounding areas.

 

    The earthquake hit Haiti at a time when the country was making progress in the social and economic fields, with the support of the United Nations and other members of the international community.

 

The Chairperson of the Commission conveys AU’s heartfelt condolences to the people and Government of Haiti, and assures them of AU solidarity in this moment of enormous suffering and hardship.

 

The Chairperson also conveys his sympathy to the government and the people of troop contributing countries of the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti. He shares the sorrow of the UN Secretary General whose staff in Haiti were also seriously affected by this tragedy.

 

He calls on all members of international community, including AU Member States, to urgently provide the much-needed assistance to alleviate the suffering of the affected population and enable Haiti to recover from this disaster.

 

SOURCE 

African Union Commission (AUC)


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