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Clinton Remarks in Photo Op With President Putin

Remarks by President in Photo Op With President Putin

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary (Okinawa, Japan)

For Immediate Release July 21, 2000

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN PHOTO OPPORTUNITY WITH PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN OF RUSSIA

Busena Terrace Hotel Okinawa, Japan

6:20 P.M. (L)

Q Mr. President, are you more optimistic today about the prospects for a Middle East peace settlement?

THE PRESIDENT: All I can tell you is that they're still talking; and consistent with our rules, I'm still not talking. (Laughter.) But I'm hopeful --

Q Mr. President, are the two of you going to be talking about missile defense here today?

THE PRESIDENT: I'm sure we will. We talked about it last month in Moscow, and I'm sure we'll talk about it.

END 6:21 P.M. (L)




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