THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Seoul, Korea) ______________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 11, 1993
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT UPON DEPARTURE FROM BLUE HOUSE
Blue House Seoul, Korea
9:55 A.M. (L)
Q What do you think of Korea?
THE PRESIDENT: It's a terrific country. It's amazing all the things that have been done in such a short time. And the vibrancy of the democracy is really amazing. To think that President Kim, just a few years ago, was under house arrest, and then he winds up being the President of the country, it's a real tribute to the people here as well as to their leaders.
Q What do you hope to accomplish with your visit to the DMZ this afternoon?
THE PRESIDENT: I just want to -- first of all, since I'm in the country, I want to go up there and see our forces and tell them how much I appreciate what they're doing. Secondly, I want to reenforce the message that I issued yesterday in my meeting with President Kim and in my speech to the National Assembly.
Q Why do you feel North Korea needs the message right now?
THE PRESIDENT: Because they are not fully in compliance with the NPT.
END9:58 A.M. (L)