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Remarks by President Clinton in Photo Opportunity With President Kim Dae-Jung of the Republic of Korea (11/15/00)

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                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary
                 (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam)

______ For Immediate Release                                 November 15,

                       REMARKS BY PRESIDENT CLINTON
                           IN PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

                       Istana Edinburgh Guest House
                  Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

6:42 P.M. (L)

     Q    Have any of the leaders asked you about the election results,

     THE PRESIDENT:  Just briefly.

     Q    Did they accept your explanation of what's going on?

     THE PRESIDENT:  No, they were just interested in it.  I told them it
would all be worked out.  The process was underway.

     Q    Mr. President, what exactly are you waiting for from the North
Koreans, in terms of commitments on their missile program?   What do you
need to hear from them?

     THE PRESIDENT:  Well, we're working on a number of issues, of which
the missile program is one.  We're obviously trying to make as much
progress as we can, and I'll make an appropriate decision about the trip
sometime in the not too distant future.

     Q    Sir, do you think it would be helpful to bring the South Korean's
president with you if you make a trip?

     THE PRESIDENT:  Well, I don't -- he just went, and he deserves a lot
of credit for doing it.  I was actually quite thrilled, as I've told him
several times, that the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to him for a lifetime
of devotion to peace and human rights, and especially for the breakthrough
he's achieved here.

     So I think he's put this whole business on a different footing.
Secretary Albright, as you know, had a very good trip to North Korea.  So I
think we're going to work together.  We've always worked in partnership
with South Korea, and we will continue to do so.

     END  6:45 P.M. (L)

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