World January 17, 2015 | 11:55 am

US VP expresses support to Haitian President

Washington.– The United States expressed its backing for President Michel Martelly after the Haitian Legislature failed to authorize an electoral law that would have ended the ongoing political stalemate in the neighboring country.

Outlet jamaicaobserver.com reports that US Vice-President Joseph Biden in a telephone call to Martelly on Friday reiterated Washington’s long-term support for Haiti’s reconstruction, development and democratic progress.

According to a statement issued by the White House, Biden commended President Martelly for his efforts to reach a negotiated agreement with the Haitian Parliament and political parties to allow Haiti to hold elections.

Biden reaffirmed that the United States remains Haiti’s committed friend and partner and looks forward to deepening bilateral cooperation as President Martelly’s administration works to build a more prosperous and secure future for the Haitian people, jamaicaobserver.com reported.

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