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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Préval of Haiti to the White House

On Wednesday, March 10, President Obama will welcome Haitian President Rene Préval to the White House.  They will discuss relief, recovery, and reconstruction efforts in Haiti, including the important contributions made by the United States and the international community. 

The President will speak with President Préval about how the international community can best support the government of Haiti and the Haitian people as they rebuild and create a foundation for a brighter future.  A long and enduring relationship binds the United States and Haiti.  Haitians are neighbors in the Americas, and Haitian-Americans have made extraordinary contributions to our country.

The President looks forward to welcoming President Préval to the White House to underscore his pledge to the Haitian people that they have a friend and partner in the United States of America.