THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release January 18, 2001
TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO
THE CHAIRMEN AND RANKING MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEES
ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND APPROPRIATIONS
AND THE SENATE COMMITTEES ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
January 17, 2001
Pursuant to section 559(b) of Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and
Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2000, I hereby transmit to you a
report concerning the status of Haiti's progress.
The report contains eight subsections, which provide information required
by section 559(b) of the Act, to the extent that such information is
available. These subsections address:
? Governmental Institutions Envisioned in the 1987 Haitian Constitution.
? Privatization of Haiti's Major Public Entities.
? Efforts to Re-sign the Lapsed Bilateral Repatriation Agreement, and
Cooperation in Halting Illegal Migration.
? Investigations and Prosecution of Extrajudicial and Political
Killings, and Cooperation With the United States In Such Investigation.
? Removal and Maintenance of Separation of Human Rights Violators from
Haitian Public Security Entities or Units.
? Ratification of the 1997 Maritime Counter-Narcotics Agreement.
? Development of Haiti's Domestic Capacity to Conduct Free, Fair,
Democratic, and Administratively Sound Elections.
? Demonstrated Commitment of Haiti's Minister of Justice to the
Professionalism of the Judiciary, and Progress Toward Judicial Branch
WILLIAM J. CLINTON
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