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02.04.2019 - Article

Last updated in March 2019

Politics

Relations between Germany and Haiti have traditionally been good.

The two countries work together closely within the United Nations and other international bodies. Germany and Haiti both advocate reform of the United Nations Security Council.

Economy

In 2017, German exports to Haiti were worth approximately 26.4 million euros and its imports from Haiti totalled 2.9 million euros, putting the country in 161st place among Germany’s trading partners. Germany’s main imports from Haiti are chemical products, clothing as well as foodstuffs and feed, while its main exports to Haiti are machinery, motor vehicles and spare parts, as well as pharmaceuticals.

Development cooperation

Germany provided direct humanitarian assistance to help the people of Haiti affected by the natural disasters of recent years, such as the massive earthquake in 2010 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development made available additional funding to support transitional development assistance measures over several years.

Germany has been supporting the democratisation process in Haiti for many years and is contributing to the country’s stabilisation and development also in cooperation with numerous German non-governmental organisations active in the country. In addition, Germany is involved in financing projects in Haiti via the European Development Fund and the United Nations budget.

Culture and education

As part of bilateral cultural relations, the Federal Foreign Office supports the German-Haitian Cultural Society, which offers German language courses with the assistance of the Goethe-Institut. The German Embassy also organises and sponsors cultural events, for example the annual Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival.

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