Status of the Situation on President Bertrand Aristide of Haiti

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO 1037

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER OF 12 NOVEMBER 2004

MR LK JOUBERT (IFP) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

1. What progress has been made towards resolving the political situation in Haiti;
2. How long is the formed President of Haiti expected to stay in South Africa as guests of the Government and;
3. (i) What is the total monthly cost of hosting the Aristide family in South Africa;
(ii) What are the benefits for South Africa of hosting the former President of Haiti? N1531E

REPLY:

1. Not much.
2. As long as it is necessary
3 i. Difficult to calculate.
ii. CARICOM requested South Africa to host President Aristide through the African Union and we responded to CARICOM's request to host President Aristide.

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