Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Trinidad and Tobago April 16-19. Secretary Clinton arrived in Haiti the morning of April 16 and departed later that day for the Dominican Republic. On April 17 the Secretary traveled to Trinidad and Tobago to attend the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain.
While in Haiti, Secretary Clinton met with President René Preval to discuss issues of common concern including stability, security, and assistance. In the Dominican Republic, the Secretary met with President Leonel Fernandez and discussed bilateral development cooperation and efforts to combat drug trafficking.
At the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain, Secretary Clinton accompanied President Obama to a gathering of the 34 democratically elected leaders of the Western Hemisphere. The key theme of the Summit was "Securing Our Citizens' Future by Promoting Human Prosperity, Energy Security, and Environmental Sustainability."
--04/17/09 Remarks During Digital Town Hall of the Americas
--04/17/09 Remarks With Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez
--04/17/09 Remarks at the Hogar Rosa Duarte Elementary School
--04/16/09 Remarks at Interamerican Woven Garment Factory
--04/16/09 Remarks With Haitian President Rene Preval
--04/15/09 Remarks With Haitian Prime Minister Michele Duvivier Pierre-Louis After Their Meeting
--04/14/09 Remarks at the Haiti Donors Conference
--04/06/09 Briefing on Upcoming Summit of the Americas
--04/18/09 U.S. and Venezuela: Discussion of Ambassador Exchange
--White House Blog: To Learn from History, Not Be Trapped by It
--White House Blog: Towards the Summit
--Fifth Summit of the Americas