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President's Putin and Bush In Photo Opportunity


Office of the Press Secretary
(Brdo Pri Kranju, Slovenia)

For Immediate Release June 16, 2001


Brdo Castle
Brdo Pri Kranju, Slovenia

2:45 P.M. (L)

Q Mr. President, any thoughts about this first meeting?

PRESIDENT PUTIN: -- first impression, it was a good first impression.

PRESIDENT BUSH: I rest my case. (Laughter.) We're going to have a very good meeting. And I've been looking forward to this for a long period of time; we find we have a lot in common. And I'm so honored the President came here -- I know it's inconvenient to travel such a long distance, Mr. President --

PRESIDENT PUTIN: We know about the very latest statements of President Bush in Warsaw, and that's a very good foundation for us to proceed.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, all.

END 2:46 P.M. (L)

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