Taken Questions
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
January 14, 2004
Questions Taken at January 14, 2004 Daily Press Briefing

Haiti: Reports of an Aristide Meeting with the Haitian Opposition in the

Question: Is a meeting between Aristide and the opposition scheduled for
The Bahamas?

Answer: We have seen reports suggesting that a meeting between President
Aristide and Haiti’s opposition may take place in The Bahamas. We continue
to believe that Haiti’s political crisis is best addressed through actions
taken by the Haitian government as mandated by OAS Permanent Council
Resolution 822, to create the conditions for restoring political stability.