THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release October 7, 1993
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
The President met with Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk Shara this afternoon. They had a constructive discussion about recent developments in the Middle East peace process and next steps in that process.
President Clinton expressed his commitment to achieving a comprehensive peace between Israel and all its Arab neighbors. He reiterated his belief that the recent agreement between Israel and the Palestinians could serve as a catalyst for progress on the other tracks.
The Syrian Foreign Minister expressed President Assad's commitment to the peace process and Syria's desire to make progress toward a comprehensive settlement with Israel.
The meeting lasted about 20 minutes.
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