President Tsai Ing-wen continued her Journey of Freedom, Democracy, and Sustainability, arriving with her delegation in the Republic of Haiti on the afternoon of July 13 local time (morning of July 14 Taipei time) after a three-hour flight from New York City.
When the president's chartered aircraft came to a halt, ROC Ambassador to Haiti Hu Cheng-hao (胡正浩) and Chief of Protocol Yves Mazile of Haiti's National Palace boarded the plane to welcome her. After the president disembarked, accompanied by National Security Council Secretary-General David T. Lee (李大維) and Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮), she received flowers from Haitian schoolgirls. Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and his wife welcomed President Tsai at the foot of the airstair, and accompanied her as she received full military honors and reviewed the Haitian honor guard.
President Moïse then welcomed President Tsai and the delegation on behalf of the government and people of Haiti. President Tsai responded by expressing her gratitude to President Moïse for welcoming the delegation with such a grand ceremony. She went on to say that Haiti has been our friendly ally for many years, and that she was delighted to be there. The delegation then proceeded to the Haitian National Pantheon Museum (Musée du Panthéon National Haitien, MUPANAH).
After arriving at MUPANAH, President Tsai and President Moïse offered wreaths to Haiti's national heroes, and observed a moment of silence in their honor. President Tsai then wrote "Remembering the heroes of the past, working together to create the future" in the museum guest book to express how much Taiwan cherishes the friendship between our two countries.