THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
There have been queries about a letter President Clinton wrote to President-elect Jean Bertrand Aristide of the Republic of Haiti. On December 1, 2000, President Clinton wrote President-elect Aristide to express his hopes and concerns with regard to the evolution of democracy in Haiti as President-elect Aristide prepares to return to office. President Clinton underscored his personal commitment to a better future for Haiti and better relations between our two countries, stressing the importance of building an inclusive society dedicated to the goals of justice and the rule of law.