Canada forgives Haiti debt worth C$2.3 million

Thu Jul 2, 2009 10:02am EDT
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada has forgiven C$2.3 million in debt owed by Haiti as part of a plan that aims to relieve the world's poorest countries of C$1.3 billion in debt, the Department of Finance said on Thursday.

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty made the announcement while attending meetings in Chile of the Inter-American Development Bank governors and finance ministers of the America.

(Reporting by Louise Egan; editing by Peter Galloway)