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UN Secretary-General to Host Meeting on Haiti

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan hosts a ministerial meeting Saturday in New York, aimed at boosting international support for Haiti and the U.N. peacekeeping force there, ahead of elections later this year.

Haitian Prime Minister Gerard Latortue will attend the meeting, along with members of the Core Group, which the Security Council set up last year to promote the international community's interaction with Haitian authorities.

U.N. peacekeepers and Haiti's interim government have been struggling to contain violence since former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was ousted in February 2004.

There are currently more than 7,000 soldiers and police in the peacekeeping mission.

Some information for this report provided by AP.