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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release September 10, 1993
                      REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
                      IN PHOTO OPPORTUNITY OF 

The State Dining Room

9:18 A.M. EDT

Q Mr. President, are you going to invite Arafat and Rabin to the ceremonies on Monday?

THE PRESIDENT: The parties will decide, as they've made all the other decisions, who will come to the ceremony. Whatever their decision is is fine with me.

Q Can you give us an idea of what the United States is prepared to do to help this agreement work?

THE PRESIDENT: I'll be talking a little more about that later and I'll have a statement as soon as this meeting is over. I want to talk to the members here about it first.

Q Well, can you give us an idea of what this meeting is all about?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, we're going to brief them on --the Secretary of State and I are -- about, obviously, our strong support for the agreement, what America's responsibilities will be, what our allies and friends around the world are interested in doing about it and where we go from here.

MS. MYERS: Thank you.

Q Mr. President, will you seek congressional approval for this Somalia operation?

THE PRESS: Thank you.

END9:20 A.M. EDT