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French foreign minister visits Haiti city devastated by

France's foreign minister has visited a Haitian city devastated by Hurricane Matthew two months when the Category 4 storm's center tore through the impoverished country's southwest.

The French Embassy in Port-au-Prince says the purpose of Jean-Marc Ayrault's visit to Jeremie on Sunday was to express France's solidarity with its former colony as affects areas struggle to recover from Matthew's Oct. 4 passage.

Ayrault toured Jeremie's storm-damaged public hospital, which French aid workers helped fix. He also met with humanitarian workers and visiting officials from French Caribbean dependencies.

In Port-au-Prince, Ayrault had a working meeting with Haiti's caretaker president.

The United Nations says there has been $130 million of humanitarian funding for Haiti following Matthew, with $81 million contributed by the United States. France has donated $1.1 million.