President Michel Martelly, among other world leaders, joined the list of heads of state speaking at Columbia’s World Leaders Forum, officials said yesterday. In addition to Martelly, King Abdullah II IBN Al Hussein of Jordan and Atifete Jahjaga, president of the Republic of Kosovo will also speak at the world-renown event that provide a platform for dialogue about current political, economic and social issues.
President Martelly’s speech, Moving Beyond Crisis Recovery Towards Lasting Development, will take place on September 22, 2011 followed by a question and answer session with the audience. The hour-long event at Morningside Campus’ Miller Theatre of Columbia University will come after the Haitian parliament’s ratification session on Garry Conille, Martelly’s third nomination for prime minister. His first two designations for the post, entrepreneur Gerard Rouzier and former Justice Minister Bernard Gousse received unfavorable votes from lawmakers.