Hillary Clinton to visit Haiti, Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Trinidad and Tobago in the next week, State Department announced on Monday.
The secretary is due to visit Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Thursday, and then she will travel to Trinidad and Tobago on Friday to attend the Fifth Summit of the Americas, said State Department acting spokesman Robert Wood.
In Haiti, Clinton will meet with President Rene Preval to discuss "issues of common concern, including stability, security and assistance," while in Dominica, she will meet with President Leonel Fernandez to discuss "bilateral development cooperation and efforts to combat drug trafficking," said Wood.
In Trinidad and Tobago, Clinton will accompany U.S. President Barack Obama to join the Summit of the Americas, which is themed with "securing our citizens' future by promoting human prosperity, energy security and environmental sustainability."
The Summits of the Americas are periodic meetings that bring together 34 democratically elected heads of state and government of the Americas to discuss and make decisions on issues of relevance for the region, Xinhua reported.
Four summits plus two special Summits of the Americas have taken place.