This is a follow-up to our July 8 post @USEmbassyHaiti Remains Closed Following President Moïse’s Assassination (Updated). On July 22, the State Department announced the appointment of Ambassador Daniel Foote as Special Envoy for Haiti:
The Department of State is pleased to announce that Ambassador Daniel Foote, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, will serve as its Special Envoy for Haiti. The Special Envoy will engage with Haitian and international partners to facilitate long-term peace and stability and support efforts to hold free and fair presidential and legislative elections. He will also work with partners to coordinate assistance efforts in several areas, including humanitarian, security, and investigative assistance. Additionally, the Special Envoy will engage stakeholders in civil society and the private sector as we pursue Haitian-led solutions to the many pressing challenges facing Haiti.
The Special Envoy will, along with the U.S. Ambassador to Haiti, lead U.S. diplomatic efforts and coordinate the effort of U.S. federal agencies in Haiti from Washington, advise the Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, and coordinate closely with the National Security Council staff on the administration’s efforts to support the Haitian people and Haiti’s democratic institutions in the aftermath of the tragic assassination of Jovenel Moïse.
Special Envoy Foote brings extensive diplomatic experience to this role – including as Deputy Chief of Mission in Haiti and as the U.S. Ambassador to Zambia. The Department congratulates Special Envoy Foote as he takes on his new role and thanks him for his continued service to his country.
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U.S. delegation sent to Haiti departs shortly after arrival when gunshots heard at president's funeral https://t.co/TGg6cwp2VD
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 24, 2021
#HaitiFuneral @USAmbUN has arrived in Haiti ~ US @RepGregoryMeeks Amb Daniel Foote, Hon Juan Gonzalez to, among other goals to help further security and the rule of law in Haiti per Senior Admin Official @CBSNews /UnitedNations https://t.co/5lpZTz0lTX
— Pamela Falk (@PamelaFalk) July 23, 2021
#Haiti welcomes @SecBlinken decision to name Amb. Daniel Foote as Special Envoy for Haiti. While we believe real solution must come from Haitians but working wth our International Partners is paramount toward building strong democratic Institutions through free n fair elections.
— Bocchit Edmond (@BocchitEdmond) July 22, 2021
I am extremely pleased that @POTUS has appointed a special envoy to #Haiti, a step that I urged him to take to help bring stability to the island nation. Ambassador Daniel Foote has extensive diplomatic experience that includes previous service in Haiti. pic.twitter.com/wC6gsKnlnU
— Rep Frederica Wilson (@RepWilson) July 22, 2021
In an unusually combative public statement for a member of the diplomatic corps, U.S. Ambassador Daniel Foote said that the Zambian government “wants foreign diplomats to be compliant, with open pocketbooks and closed mouths.” https://t.co/kygIr6raGn
— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) December 25, 2019