Sunday, January 30, 2011

Clinton said the U.S. did not intend to suspend aid to Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - While in Haiti for a one-day visit, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States did not intend to suspend aid in this country despite the crisis surrounding the presidential election.
Mrs. Clinton has assured that the U.S. was deeply committed to helping the impoverished country to rebuild after the earthquake of last year to cope with an outbreak of cholera.
Secretary of State told reporters traveling with her that U.S. would promote the recommendations proposed by international experts on the first round of presidential elections held in November and marred by allegations of fraud.
These experts said that the Haitian president's preferred successor, Rene Preval, came in third position, and the U.S. want that candidate withdrew.
Clinton plans to meet with Mr. Préval as the three candidates who received the most support. The next round of presidential elections held in March.
Clinton said she did not see why the U.S. could decide to suspend their aid to Haiti.

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