CARICOM has agreed that Haitians who hold a US or Schengen visa, could travel freely to CARICOM member countries.
The two sides additionally discussed areas of cooperation including agriculture, health, aviation, security and job creation.
They also discussed protocols signed in the past, including an agreement on agriculture, aimed at making Haiti an exporter of agricultural products.
Suriname’s Desi Bouterse said CARICOM would do what was necessary to help Haiti, calling it a “very important” member of the Caribbean Community.
Haitian President, Michel Martelly has made clear his interest in Haitians enjoying the same privileges as other CARICOM member states, and the visa plan could be the first step in that process.
The CARCOM Bureau of Heads of Government delegation includes Past Chairman, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Denzil Douglas, Suriname President and current Chairman of CARICOM, Desi Bouterse and Secretary General of CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin LaRoque.