09 Apr '11, 10am

In Haiti, Bill Clinton eyes faster reconstruction: PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - Former US president Bill Clinton met

In Haiti, Bill Clinton eyes faster reconstruction: PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - Former US president Bill Clinton met

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - Former US president Bill Clinton met Friday with Haiti president-elect Michel Martelly to discuss ways to accelerate reconstruction of the earthquake-ravaged country. Clinton, co-chairman of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC), called on international donors to honor their pledges, preferably by giving money that is not earmarked for specific projects. Clinton and fellow co-chairman Jean-Max Bellerive, who is Haiti's prime minister, discussed the commission's goals with Martelly, who last month defeated former first lady Mirlande Manigat in the presidential run-off. "Now, I can say to the IHRC, here is the direction we must take, here is what the Haitian people want and I await the results," Martelly said of the meeting. "If there are no results, we'll see what decision to take." At the meeting, they identified four ways to speed up progres...

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