THE WHITE HOSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
Vice President Gore met with President Jean-Bertrand Aristide of Haiti today to discuss the situation in Haiti. The Vice President reiterated to President Aristide the President's and Administration's unwavering commitment to the restoration of democracy in Haiti and to President Aristide's return to his country. The Vice President also reaffirmed our and the international community's commitment to provide assistance to President Aristide and the constitutional government in their difficult task of reconciling the Haitian people and rebuilding the country's economy.
The Vice President and President Aristide reviewed our diplomatic approach, which combines the maintenance and enforcement of strong sanctions with promotion of a political process involving all legitimate Haitian political elements.