THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Cairo, Egypt) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release August 29, 2000
REMARKS BY PRESIDENT CLINTON AND PRESIDENT MUBARAK IN PHOTO OPPORTUNITY Presidential Terminal Cairo International Airport Cairo, Egypt
7:10 A.M. (L)
Q What do you hope to accomplish in this meeting today, Mr. Mubarak and Mr. Clinton?
PRESIDENT MUBARAK: We're going to do our best to find a solution for the problem in the Middle East, between Israel and the Palestinians. We are making some consultations so as you could help the two parties to reach a framework. It's very important. We hope to finish it by September. We want that.
Q Are you hopeful, sir?
PRESIDENT MUBARAK: I'm always hopeful. And I think with the cooperation with the United States and their support, I think this will be reached.
PRESIDENT CLINTON: I think the time is short for resolving this. And I think all the parties understand that without the involvement and leadership and support of Egypt, they won't be able to do it. President Mubarak has been critical to this process for nearly 20 years, now, certainly in all the time that I've been here. So we're going to work together and see if we can find a way to help the parties get over this next big hump.
THE PRESS: Thank you.
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