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Annan Applauds Staging of Donors' Conference

Annan Applauds Staging of International Donors’ Conference in Haiti

New York, Jul 25 2006 6:00PM

Welcoming today’s international donors’ conference for Haiti, Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on donors to give generously so that the impoverished Caribbean nation can rebuild its economy and infrastructure.

The one-day conference, being held in the capital Port-au-Prince, follows presidential elections in February that were won by René Préval.

In a statement issued by his spokesman, Mr. Annan said “the fact that is being organized in Port-au-Prince for the first time illustrates the firm commitment of the Haitian authorities to shape their country’s own destiny.”

Urging donors to make generous pledges, the Secretary-General said international support remains essential as Haiti tries to rebuild its economic life and reform its rule-of-law institutions.


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