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                           THE WHITE HOUSE
                    Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release December 11 1995
                        IN PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

The Oval Office

10:46 A.M. EST

PRESIDENT CLINTON: Good morning everyone. It's a pleasure and an honor to have the Prime Minister here. We're about to start our talks. And as you know, after we have those talks, we will have a press conference, and we'll be available for your questions. But I'm very much looking forward to continuing our work on the peace process and continuing our strong partnership.

Q Will you, Mr. President, become actively involved in an Israeli-Syrian track?

PRESIDENT CLINTON: Well, we're going to -- let us have our talk, and I'll be glad to answer the questions after we finish our visit.

Thank you.

PRESIDENT CLINTON: Good morning everyone. I want to welcome the Prime Minister here. It's a pleasure to have him here and a privilege to continue our partnership, our search for peace. I'm looking forward to our visit. And, of course, after the visit we'll have a press conference and the opportunity to answer your questions.

PRIME MINISTER PERES: May I say the President has changed our hearts and changed our language. He changed our hearts by a very moving appearance at the funeral of the late Yitzhak Rabin. And he changed our language by adding two words that were never in our vocabulary -- shalom, chaver. It became a household expression.

THE PRESS: Thank you.

END 10:50 A.M. EST