THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
I welcome the meeting today between Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and PLO Chairman Arafat. The meeting between the two leaders is a very important step in developing an Israeli/ Palestinian partnership so essential to implementation of their agreements. Indeed, it reflects their continuing commitment to resolving their differences through negotiations and to securing a lasting peace.
I look forward to meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu next Monday to review progress and discuss developments in the region.
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