THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
Statement by the Press Secretary
This afternoon, the President spoke by phone with French Prime Minister Edouard Balladur, British Prime Minister John Major and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. The three conversations took place between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. Washington time and lasted approximately 15 minutes each.
The leaders discussed several issues outstanding in the GATT Uruguay Round, and the importance of pushing forward with the negotiations. They agreed to work to reach an agreement by December 15 that will benefit all countries, including the United States.
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