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U.S. Welcomes Formation of Haiti's Interim Government, Blinken Says

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday the formation of Haiti's interim government is a positive and necessary step, nearly two weeks after President Jovenel Moise was gunned down in a murder plot.

"The United States welcomes efforts by Haiti's political leadership to come together in choosing a Prime Minister and a unity cabinet to chart a path forward in the wake of the heinous assassination of President Jovenel Moïse," Blinken said in a statement.

Ariel Henry, 71, was sworn in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday, the same day that official commemorations were held to honor Jovenel Moise.

Ariel Henry said during the ceremony that the plans to meet with various sectors of society in the coming days to build a political consensus to address the problems Haiti faces.

“It is in the context of extreme polarization … that we must find and implement a lasting solution to the multifaceted crisis with which we are confronted,” he said.

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