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Committed to Building a Vibrant Democracy and Economy in Haiti

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Remarks With Haitian President René Préval Before Their Meeting
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
February 5, 2009


Date: 02/05/2009 Description: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with His Excellency Rene Preval, President of the Republic of Haiti. State Dept Photo
Well, I’m very pleased to welcome President Préval, a longtime friend, to the State Department. We’re going to be discussing ways that, along with the international community, we can help support Haiti and the Haitian people. We want to be working with them as they continue to build a vibrant democracy and a growing economy. And I know that President Obama shares my commitment to helping you, Mr. President, work on behalf of your people. Welcome.

PRESIDENT PRÉVAL: Thank you very much.

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you all.


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PRN: 2009/106


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