New UK embassy to boost trade in earthquake-hit Haiti

The UK's new embassy in Port-au-Prince opens next week – the first 
time in nearly 50 years that the country has had a diplomatic presence. 
The embassy will be in the grounds of the Canadian embassy on Delmas 75
and will be run by Chargé d'affaires Rick Stearn, moving to Haiti from 
his previous posting in Sierre Leone. Britain's ambassador to Haiti 
(and the DR), Steven Fisher will be based in Santo Domingo, and all 
visa services will remain at that embassy.

  Britain is to open an embassy in Haiti to boost the Caribbean
  country’s recovery from the ravages of the 2010 earthquake and create
  new trade opportunities for UK firms.
June7-2013Hugo-SwireForeign Office minister Hugo Swire, who will travel to Port au Prince 
next week to unveil the embassy, said the move was part of a wider 
strategy to boost Britain’s presence throughout Latin America in 
response to its  growing economic and political importance.

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