Bill Clinton visits Haiti with Wyclef Jean and Ban Ki-Moon to raise global awareness
By Jennifer Browning
Wyclef Jean joined former U.S. President Bill Clinton and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon yesterday in Port-au-Prince seeking to refocus international attention on Haiti. Clinton and Ban toured Haiti’s capital and met with officials including President Rene Preval.
During their visit with Preval at the national palace the three discussed storm recovery, environmental repair and economic assistance which includes credit for farmers along with an increase in textile production under the 2006 U.S. trade deal “HOPE II.”
The leaders called for more foreign aid and urged Haiti’s central government to take charge of its own development.