THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President
Vice President Gore met today in his West Wing Office with Haitian Prime Minister Smarck Michel. The Vice President congratulated the Prime Minister, President Aristide and the Haitian people on the progress which has been made since the restoration of democracy.
Among the subjects they discussed were the Haitian economic revitalization program and the importance of the forthcoming elections and political stability to attracting substantial private investment to Haiti.
The Vice President assured Prime Minister Michel that the United States will remain committed to Haiti after the transition from the U.S. led Multi-National Force (MNF) to the United Nations Mission Haiti (UNMIH), set to occur in about two months.
Prime Minister Michel is visiting Washington en route home from an International Donor's Group Meeting in Paris. He is meeting with other senior Administration officials while in Washington.