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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release April 5, 1995
                        REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
          AND PRESIDENT MUBARAK OF EGYPT IN PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

The Oval Office

12:07 A.M. EDT

PRESIDENT CLINTON: Good morning, everybody. Good afternoon.

Q Good morning. What's on the agenda today?

PRESIDENT CLINTON: A lot of things. But we're going to have a press briefing afterwards, so you'll get to ask all the questions.

Q That's what you said yesterday, Mr. President. (Laughter.)

PRESIDENT CLINTON: And we did it, didn't we?

Q President Mubarak, will you support the extension of the Nonproliferation Treaty?

PRESIDENT MUBARAK: We were one of the founders who participated in the drafting of the NPT since 1968. So we support the NPT 100 percent. We have no problem with the United States, anyway, concerning the NPT.

Q Do you have a problem with Israel?

PRESIDENT MUBARAK: No, we would like to find a solution so as to keep our area free of all mass destructive weapons. That's all.

Q It sounds like you're going to sign.

PRESIDENT MUBARAK: I'm not going to tell you now anything. (Laughter.)

Q Was President Clinton persuasive?

PRESIDENT CLINTON: We just met two seconds ago. We're going to have a press briefing soon.

THE PRESS: Thank you.


PRESIDENT CLINTON: Good afternoon.

Q How would you describe the Egyptian-American relations?

PRESIDENT CLINTON: I think it's very good. I've enjoyed working with President Mubarak, and I'm looking forward to this discussion. And, of course, afterward, we'll have an opportunity to take your questions.

Q President Clinton, will you ask Israel to fulfill its obligation and to deploy its forces from the West Bank and Gaza?

PRESIDENT CLINTON: I'll answer the questions in the press briefing after I visit with President Mubarak.

THE PRESS: Thank you.

END12:10 P.M. EDT