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                     Office of the Press Secretary
                         (Manila, Philippines)
For Immediate Release                                  November 24, 1996     
                        REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
                 AND PRIME MINISTER HASHIMOTO OF JAPAN          
                          IN PHOTO OPPORTUNITY                    
                            The Central Bank
                          Manila, Philippines                     

1:58 P.M. (L)

Q Could you give us your assessment of your meeting with the Chinese leader?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I'm sure you've gotten a report. I think it went very well. It was a good meeting, and I think that the next steps were appropriate.

Q You're looking forward then to going to Beijing?


Q Mr. Prime Minister, the last time you met with Mr. Clinton, you gave him a saxophone. What are you going to do this time to make him happy? (Laughter.)

THE PRESIDENT: And I played it, too.

PRIME MINISTER HASHIMOTO: What should I do about that? I think you're giving me more difficult questions than you're giving to the President. Well, it's a diplomatic secret. (Laughter.)

THE PRESS: Thank you.

END 2:00 P.M. (L)