Bocchit Edmond, Haiti’s ambassador to the US, hired LFA Holdings on June 22 to build support for a Congressional visit and handle outreach to the private sector.

Haiti’s president Jovenel Moïse was gunned down on July 7.

Edmond has rejected calls in Congress to delay the elections scheduled for September.

“I believe the United States Congress supported elections in Iraq and Afghanistan, where the security situation is even worse than Haiti,” he told the CBS affiliate in Miami.

LFA’s letter of agreement with Edmond calls for the Newark firm to work closely with him “to formulate an effective, tailored strategy and program to achieve your core strategic objectives of mobilizing support for the initiatives.”

LFA also represents Somalia’s ambassador to the US, Ali Sharif Ahmed.