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President's Putin and Bush In Photo Opportunity

THE WHITE HOUSE

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


For Immediate Release June 16, 2001


REMARKS BY PRESIDENT BUSH
AND RUSSIAN PRESIDENT PUTIN
IN PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

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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