THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
JOINT STATEMENT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL
On October 31, 1998, President Clinton and Prime Minister Netanyahu concluded a Memorandum of Agreement on the potential threat to Israel posed by the proliferation of ballistic missiles and weapons of mass destruction in the region. This subject has been of great concern to both governments for some time, and the Memorandum of Agreement establishes a new mechanism for enhancing their cooperation in dealing with this potential threat. Pursuant to the Memorandum of Agreement, a joint strategic planning committee will be established to formulate recommendations on upgrading the framework of U.S. - Israeli strategic and military relationships, as well as technological cooperation.