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THE WHITE HOUSE

                     Office of the Press Secretary
                        (Shreveport, Louisiana)
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For Immediate Release                                     April 12, 1999

STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY

Official Visit by Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi

President Clinton has invited Keizo Obuchi, Prime Minister of Japan, for an Official Visit to the United States. Prime Minister Obuchi has accepted, and will be in Washington, D.C. May 2-4. President Clinton looks forward to welcoming Prime Minister Obuchi to the White House and reviewing with him a broad range of issues from our security relationship to the Japanese and Asian financial situation.

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