Michel Martelly at Elysee Palace with Francois Hollande
When Haitian President Michel Martelly arrived at Elysee Palace in Paris on 21 February, he was officially welcomed by French President François Hollande. The meeting between the two presidents was accompanied by important ministers from both the nations. While describing the recent progress of Haiti in many crucial areas, President Martelly expressed his gratitude to the French government and its people for their continued support to Haiti. He encouraged French entrepreneurs to take part in many opportunities available in Haiti. Haiti needs partnership not assistance. He invited French President François Hollande to Haiti. The French President has conveyed France's solidarity with Haitian nation in every respect.