THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY ON LAKE VISIT TO HAITI
Anthony Lake, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, will visit Haiti Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 2-3. Mr. Lake and his party, including officials from the Departments of State and Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the National Security Council, will meet with President Aristide and a broad range of Haitian and U.S. officials, as well as visit with U.S. troops.
The purpose of the visit is to discuss Haiti's return to democracy and cooperative efforts between the U.S. and Haiti to restore a secure environment, including the training of police and the transition from the U.S.-led multinational force to the U.N. Mission in Haiti, and to revitalize the Haitian economy.