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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release May 18, 1999

May 18, 1999

Presidential Determination

No. 99-24

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE

SUBJECT: U.S. Contribution to KEDO: Certification UnderSection

            582(c) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and
            Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1999, as enacted in
            Public Law 105-277

Pursuant to section 582(c) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1999, as enacted in Public Law 105-277, I hereby certify that:

     (1) the United States has initiated meaningful discussions with
     North Korea on implementation of the Joint Declaration on the
     Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula;

     (2) the United States has reached agreement with North Korea on the
     means for satisfying U.S. concerns regarding suspect underground
     construction; and

     (3) the United States is making significant progress on reducing
     and eliminating the North Korean ballistic missile threat,
     including its ballistic missile exports.

You are authorized and directed to report this certification to the Congress and to arrange for its publication in the Federal Register.

WILLIAM J. CLINTON

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