THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary
REMARKS BY PRESIDENT CLINTON AND PRIME MINISTER SHIMON PERES OF ISRAEL 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.
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.
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