A government that wants to create a new ‘anti-‘Haitian narrative will push its agenda, a senior Indian diplomat told a press briefing on Tuesday.
The ministry of external affairs had on Tuesday reported a fake report on a planned meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Haitian President Michel Martelly to discuss the country’s deteriorating political and economic situation.
It had also said that Martelly had asked Modi to “reassure the Haitian people of their country’s security.”
According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the fake report was “incomplete” and “simply not true.”
“The ministry did not make it clear how this false report was fabricated.
It said it had not seen it.
We have not received the report.
The ministry has not given a response to the inquiry or its findings,” an official told PTI.
A spokesperson for the ministry did note that Modi had visited Haiti last year and had asked Martelly for his support to tackle the “disproportionate” violence that had claimed over 10,000 lives in the past few months.
Martelly had also asked Modi for his help in tackling the “hardship” of Haitians and their “civic, social and economic conditions.”
The Indian embassy in Haiti has already launched a public relations campaign against the report, and the Ministry also launched an inquiry to ascertain the authenticity of the report as well as the motives behind its release.