Ambassador Preeg arrives in Port-au-Prince on Haiti

Democracy Project mission in 2005


Amb. Ernest H. Preeg, chairman of the board of the Haiti Democracy Project, met with Haitian prime minister Jacques E. Alexis at the Haitian embassy today. Prime Minister Alexis greeted the ambassador as an old friend and invited him to Haiti. Ambassador Preeg recalled his trip to Haiti in 2005 with a Haiti Democracy Project fact-finding mission.

Ambassador Preeg also met with Amb. Janet Sanderson, who was accompanying the prime minister.

With both, Ambassador Preeg discussed the enthusiasm within the Haitian-American community to support the development of Haiti, now that democratic elections had been successfully achieved, and the Haiti Democracy Project’s hopes to funnel that enthusiasm into concrete projects in Haiti. The Haiti Democracy Project recently fielded the largest team of Haitian-American election observers ever to deploy in Haiti.

Ambassador Preeg also discussed with Ambassador Sanderson his book, The Haitian Dilemma, originally published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and republished on-line by the Haiti Democracy Project in 2004. Ambassador Sanderson indicated that the book was required reading for all U.S. diplomats posted to Haiti.