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Haiti names PM to rejoin panel with Clinton

March 21, 2014

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti named its prime minister on Thursday to serve as co-chair on an investment panel with former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

The appointment of Laurent Lamothe to the Presidential Advisory Council on Economic Growth and Investment comes after his predecessor stepped down to focus on his family and its business. The resignation followed a bit of internal turmoil last year that included the dismissal of the executive secretary and layoffs.

Lamothe has already served as co-chair on the panel when it was created in 2011. He stayed on for a year.

The panel has a 33-member board that includes former heads-of-state, executives and a Nobel Laureate. It aims to bring outside investors to help create jobs in impoverished Haiti.

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