E X E C U T I V E O F F I C E O F T H E P R E S I D E N T
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AND PRIME MINISTER JOHN MAJOR OF GREAT BRITAIN IN PHOTO OPPORTUNITY The Oval Office
3:10 P.M. EST
Q Mr. President, are you going to make an announcement on Bosnia today? On the airdrop?
THE PRESIDENT: I don't think we'll have a final announcement today. But the Prime Minister and I certainly are going to discuss that along with a number of other things.
Q Mr. Prime Minister, are you concerned that American airdrops might endanger British troops on the ground, put them subject to Serbian --
PRIME MINISTER MAJOR: No, I'm not remotely concerned about that. We'll discuss the airdrops, I think, as a humanitarian initiative that's very welcome. And it'll have our support. I don't think is going to endanger British troops.
Q What is holding you up, Mr. President, in your decision?
THE PRESIDENT: Just going through the procedures we have to go through to discuss this with our allies.
Q When are you going announce a press conference?
THE PRESIDENT: You know, I didn't realize it had been so long since I had one. I really didn't, Helen, until you mentioned it the other day. I need to give you one. I'll get --
THE PRESIDENT: I'm going to take it up with our folks. I didn't even know it had been a long time -- since I answer these questions all the time.
THE VICE PRESIDENT: -- press conference everyday.
Q That's not a press conference.
THE VICE PRESIDENT: Oh, I know. I know.
THE PRESIDENT: I'll do better on that.
Q You promise?
Q have anything to say about Brian Mulroney in his resignation today?
THE PRESIDENT: I wish him well. I talked to him. We had a nice visit. And I don't think that I can add anything to the
statement that was made. But I was very -- I was very appreciative of the conversation we had and I wish him well.
Q Can we ask how the special relationship is, Mr. President?
THE PRESIDENT: Excuse me?
Q Can we ask how the special relationship between the U.S. and Britain is?
THE PRESIDENT: Absolutely.
PRIME MINISTER MAJOR: You have got the British press. (Laughter.)
THE PRESIDENT: Absolutely. It's special to me personally and it's special to the United States, and I think it will be as long as I'm sitting here in this office.
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