[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/03/10/art.obama.0309.gi.jpg caption ="President Obama will meet Wednesday with Haitian President Rene Preval."]Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama will meet Wednesday with Haitian President Rene Preval to discuss relief, recovery and reconstruction efforts in Haiti, the White House said in a statement.
"The president will speak with President Preval about how the international community can best support the government of Haiti and the Haitian people as they rebuild and create a foundation for a brighter future," the statement said.
Haiti is struggling to recover from a massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck January 12. Much of Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, was destroyed, and more than 217,000 people were killed, according to the latest figures from international relief organizations.
Washington has already provided $700 million in aid to Haiti. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday a donors' conference is planned in New York for the end of March. More than half of all United States households have made private contributions to Haitian relief, Clinton said.
Discussions between Obama and Preval are expected to include Washington's aid contributions, the White House said. "A long and enduring relationship binds the United States and Haiti. Haitians are neighbors in the Americas, and Haitian-Americans have made extraordinary contributions to our country."
Preval said Tuesday his country is working to get its election timetable rescheduled, telling reporters after meeting with Clinton that political stability is "fundamental" for the development of a country. "I think that is what constitutes a guarantee for investors, for the population, that there's some guarantees, that there's some security about their future," he said.
Parliamentary elections set for February were postponed, and it is unclear whether a presidential election scheduled for the fall can proceed.
Clinton said she assured Preval "that the United States would work with the international community to hold elections as soon as appropriate."
–CNN's Charley Keyes contributed to this report.