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Exhibition: Haiti – a country, meeting people

3 October 2017

For ten days, the City of Nantes honors Haiti, and more particularly the department of Grand’Anse, located in the south-west of the country. Following the earthquake of 2010 and in coordination with other communities in the enlarged West of France, Nantes is committed to cooperating with this department in order to provide an effective aid to the development of the country.

Far from the miserable picture traditionally conveyed, this free and open to all event wishes to highlight the many realities of the country and the various cooperation projects between the actors from Nantes and Haiti.

This event highlights the many realities of the country and the various cooperation projects between the Haitian, Nantes and Breton actors. Through both historical and artistic exhibitions, conferences, activities for young and older people alike, as well as tastings of Haitian specialties, come and re-discover and share the heritage, culture and history of this colorful country.

Johanna Rolland, Mayor of Nantes: “The city [of Nantes] is pleased to offer this space of meetings and discoveries, presenting all the facets of this country: its heritage and its rich history, but also the living reality of Haiti today and the links established between the inhabitants and the institutions of our two territories.”

Georges Jorel, President of the Association of Mayors of the Grand’Anse (AMAGA): “Decentralised cooperation with the city of Nantes and Nantes Métropole strengthens our territorial dynamics and our local governance. This is a solid and strong partnership which is being built with respect and human dignity.”

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