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                     Office of the Press Secretary
                          (Helsinki, Finland)
For Immediate Release                                     March 21, 1997     
                      REMARKS BY PRESIDENT CLINTON
                         AND PRESIDENT YELTSIN
                          IN PHOTO OPPORTUNITY                               
                 Residence of the President of Finland
                           Helsinki, Finland   

9:43 A.M. (L)

Q President Yeltsin, do you consider NATO a threat to Russia, or are you convinced otherwise by now?

PRESIDENT YELTSIN: Well, I'm not convinced otherwise.

PRESIDENT CLINTON: We'll have a press conference later, guys.

Q You guys always give us a surprise when you meet, Mr. President. Do you expect any surprises today?

PRESIDENT YELTSIN: Perhaps through the course of the discussions we may have some surprises. We won't have any surprises at the end of the discussions.

THE PRESS: Thank you.

END 9:45 A.M. (L)