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The Panama Embassy in Haiti temporarily closes its doors

  • April 2, 2024
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Panamanian architecture with a Panamanian flag. This photo is used for illustration purposes only. Photo: iStock

According to a press release from the Chancellery of Panama in Haiti, the Panamanian government announced the temporary closure of its embassy in Haiti due to the instability in the country.

According to the press release from the government of the Republic of Panama, their embassy in Haiti has been closed since Friday March 29, 2024.

Panama informed that as a result a telephone line and email address have been established to address the concerns of Panamanian nationals.

The number of whatsapp phone is the : +509 31685064 and the email address is: [email protected].

Furthermore, In the press release, Panama expressed its deep concern about the situation in Haiti and expressed its solidarity with the Haitian people at this difficult time.

Aside from Panama, countries such as Brazil, Canada and France have temporarily closed their embassies in Haiti because of the increase in violence from armed gangs in the metropolitan region of Port-au-Prince.

Again at the start of the week, the gangs continue to increase their actions of terror, going so far as to attempt, once again, to storm the country’s National Palace, but their assault was repelled by the forces of the order, who, in the middle of the day, called on local residents to free up space in Camps-de-Mars, the largest public square in the country.

Meanwhile, Canada announced that as of Wednesday, security and weather conditions permitting, the North American country will extend its assisted departure operations from Port-au-Prince to Canada to include Canadian citizens. , permanent residents of Canada and their eligible immediate family members who wish to leave Haiti.

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