WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. April 14, 2009: U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is set to visit three Caribbean nations later this week.
The State Department on Monday said Clinton will travel to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Trinidad and Tobago between April 16th-19th.
Clinton will arrive in Haiti on April 16, fresh from the donor conference in D.C. today. She will depart later that day for the Dominican Republic.
While in Haiti, Secretary Clinton will meet with President Rene 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 in efforts to combat drug trafficking.
On April 17, the Secretary will travel to Trinidad and Tobago to attend the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain. At the Fifth Summit of the Americas, Clinton will accompany President Obama in what will be a gathering of the 34 democratically elected leaders of the Western Hemisphere. The theme of the summit is `Securing Our Citizens’ Future by Promoting Human Prosperity, Energy Security, and Environmental Sustainability.`