Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to northern Haiti on October 22. This marks the Secretary’s first trip to the North of Haiti. She highlighted leveraging of diplomacy by the Department in support of innovative USAID development models, which focus on partnering with the Government of Haiti, international partners, the private sector and nongovernmental organizations to catalyze economic development.
The Secretary delivered remarks on “A New Day in Haiti” at the formal opening of Caracol Industrial Park, showcasing the region’s achievements in agri-business, energy, light manufacturing, tourism, and artisan crafts. She also visited a nearby housing site that is under construction, as well as a recently completed power plant that will supply electricity to the industrial park and nearby areas. While in Haiti, the Secretary met with President Michel Martelly, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, local and national elected officials, investors, and community members. Secretary Clinton was accompanied by Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis.
10/22/2012 Remarks to Investors Luncheon
10/22/2012 Remarks at the Caracol Industrial Park Opening Ceremony
10/22/2012 Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Visit to Cap Haitien
Public Schedule for October 22, 2012