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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release June 6, 2000

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT

I was saddened to learn of the earthquakes that shook the island of Sumatra and other parts of Indonesia. On behalf of the American people, I extend my deepest sympathies to all those who have suffered losses and injuries.

The United States is providing emergency assistance to support relief efforts and stands ready to provide further help to meet the needs of those affected by the earthquake.

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