THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (New York, New York) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release March 3, 1998
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
Welcoming Strong Senate Foreign Relations Committee Support for NATO Enlargement
I welcome today's strong endorsement by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for admitting Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic to NATO. By adding these countries as our newest allies, we will make NATO stronger, Europe more stable and America more secure.
The United States has led the way in building an undivided, democratic, peaceful Europe. I hope we will be among the first to ratify NATO's historic enlargement. I look forward to the full Senate vote on this issue in the weeks ahead.
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