It's been a little over two years now since the deadly earthquake shook the foundations of structures across Haiti, but Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and County Commissioner Jean Monestime are planning a visit to the poverty-stricken nation at the start of this week.
The Miami Herald reports the two Miami political figures are visiting to view the current state of recovery there. The newspaper also reports they're looking to improve trade and business between the county and the country.
Gimenez and Monestime are scheduled to meet with business leaders in Port-au-Prince, according to The Herald.
The mayor said he's looking to sign an agreement between Miami International Airport and Port-au-Prince's Toussaint Louverture International Airport. The proposed agreement was approved by the county commission, and aims to promote cargo and passenger traffic between the two facilities.
The agenda reportedly includes meetings with U.S. embassy officials, the Haitian ministry of planning and the ministry of foreign affairs.
Miami-Dade took part in relief efforts in 2010 when the January 12 quake first hit, dispatching emergency teams immediately after. Since then, humanitarian aid has continually been sent over, as well as help in coordinating releif efforts.