Labour Leader Helen Clark and MP
Phil Goff this evening met with President Bill
Helen Clark said the discussion with Mr Clinton
focused on both the crisis in East Timor and Mr Clinton's
economic and social policies.
"On East Timor, the
President showed a real concern for what had happened. We
are convinced that the United States will play a full part
in ensuring that East Timor now gets a chance to develop as
an independent nation.
"Mr Clinton spoke with us about the
'third way' policies his administration has followed. The
Labour Party in New Zealand has watched closely the way in
which this Democrat administration in the United States has
combined common-sense economics and progressive social
policies in many areas.
"The discussion reinforced our
view that there are viable alternatives to new right
economics and that one need look no further than the United
States under the present administration to find them," Helen
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