Press Statement
Robert Wood
Acting Department Spokesman, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
April 13, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Trinidad and Tobago April 16-19. Secretary Clinton will arrive in Haiti the morning of April 16 and depart later that day for the Dominican Republic. On April 17 the Secretary will travel to Trinidad and Tobago to attend the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain.
While in Haiti, Secretary Clinton will meet with President René Preval to discuss issues of common concern including stability, security, and assistance. In the Dominican Republic, the Secretary plans to meet with President Leonel Fernandez and will discuss bilateral development cooperation and efforts to combat drug trafficking.
At the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain, Secretary Clinton will accompany President Obama in what will be a gathering of the 34 democratically elected leaders of the Western Hemisphere. The key theme of the Summit is “Securing Our Citizens’ Future by Promoting Human Prosperity, Energy Security, and Environmental Sustainability.”

PRN: 2009/322