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Canada hosts international conference on Haiti

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Canada led a meeting of foreign ministers Friday to discuss helping Haiti cope with a series of crises.

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A high-level international meeting on Haiti ended Friday with a group of countries committing to security assistance for the country, and calling on the troubled nation’s disparate political forces to come together around a political consensus that would allow for elections and the return to fully constitutional and democratic rule.

“We need the Haitian people to come together around a way forward, and the international community is focused on supporting that effort but not supplanting it,” said Brian Nichols, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for the Western Hemisphere.

The United States and other countries have contended that the term of assassinated President Jovenel Moïse, who was ruling by decree when he was shot to death in July inside his bedroom, will officially end on Feb. 7. With

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