THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
President Clinton will visit Istanbul, Turkey from November 17-19 to attend a Summit meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The OSCE Summit is an opportunity for leaders from 54 countries throughout the Euro-Atlantic region to focus on promoting democracy, human rights, security and stability among and within participating states.
Before attending the summit, the President will make State Visits to Greece from November 13-15, and Turkey from November 15-17. After the summit, the President will travel to Florence to attend a Conference hosted by Prime Minister D'Alema on "Progressive Governance for the 21st Century" from November 20-21. He will then travel to Bulgaria for a State Visit from November 21-23.