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[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]

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Monday, October 5, 1998
Volume 34--Number 40
Pages 1895-1963

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Weekly Compilation of



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Addresses and Remarks

    Budget surplus--1934
        Democratic National Committee dinner in San Jose--1897
        Democratic National Committee luncheon in Rancho Santa Fe--1904
        Unity '98 dinner in Los Angeles--1908
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee dinner honoring Senator 
        Barbara Boxer--1925
    Education, legislative agenda--1942
    International economy, initiatives--1951
        Departure for Cleveland--1951
        Luncheon for Senatorial candidate Mary Boyle in Cleveland--1954
    Radio address--1903
        Dinner honoring Gubernatorial candidate Garry Mauro in Houston--
        Reception honoring Gubernatorial candidate Garry Mauro in San 
    Unity '98 dinner--1946

Communications to Congress

    Liberia, letter reporting--1933
    Railroad Retirement Board, message transmitting report--1925

Communications to Federal Agencies

    Chad, memorandum on withholding assistance--1932
    Counternarcotics assistance to certain countries, memorandum--1939
    Federal employees affected by Hurricane Georges, memorandum on 
    Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization, memorandum--1931
    Pan Am 103 bombing, funding to try accused perpetrators, 
    Refugee admissions, memorandum--1937

Executive Orders

    Computer Software Piracy--1941
    Further Amendment to Executive Order 13038, Advisory Committee on 
        Public Interest Obligations of Digital Television Broadcasters--

Interviews With the News Media

    Exchanges with reporters
        Oval Office--1923
        South Portico--1951

Joint Statements

    U.S.-Saudi Relations--1895
(Continued on the inside of the back cover.)

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closing date of this issue. Releases and announcements issued by the 
Office of the Press Secretary but not received in time for inclusion in 
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Letters and Messages

    Yom Kippur, message--1925

Meetings With Foreign Leaders

    Israel, Prime Minister Netanyahu--1923
    Palestinian Authority, Chairman Arafat--1923


    Fire Prevention Week--1959
    Gold Star Mother's Day--1897
    National Breast Cancer Awareness Month--1945
    National Disability Employment Awareness Month--1932
    National Domestic Violence Awareness Month--1940

Statements by the President

    Bosnia, detention of war criminal Stevan Todorovic--1917
    Children's Health Insurance Program--1945
    Death of Tom Bradley--1930

Statements by the President--Continued

    Germany, election of Gerhard Schroeder as Chancellor--1918
    House action on the ``Year 2000 Information and Readiness Disclosure 
    International economy--1895
    Senate action
        ``Higher Education Amendments of 1998''--1930
        ``Year 2000 Information and Readiness Disclosure Act--1931
    Social Security--1908

Supplementary Materials

    Acts approved by the President--1963
    Checklist of White House press releases--1962
    Digest of other White House announcements--1960
    Nominations submitted to the Senate--1962

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Monday, October 5, 1998
Volume 34--Number 40
Pages 1895-1963
Week Ending Friday, October 2, 1998
Statement on the International Economy

September 25, 1998

    At a time of global financial turmoil, we should be working together 
to build a new bipartisan international economic policy that strengthens 
America's competitive edge. Renewing traditional authority is the right 
thing to do, but now was clearly the wrong time to vote on it.
    The House of Representatives should focus its energies on making 
sure that the International Monetary Fund is strong enough to confront 
the financial crisis that threatens our economy today. That legislation 
has strong bipartisan support in the Senate but has become entangled in 
politics in the House. Strengthening the IMF is the single most 
important thing we can do now to protect American farmers, ranchers, and 
workers who depend on exports to make a living.
    At a time when we need to forge a new consensus on trade, Congress 
has chosen partisanship over progress. To move our trade policy forward 
this year, Congress still has time to enact important legislation from 
the Africa trade legislation to the global shipbuilding treaty and the 
Caribbean Basin Initiative. And when Congress returns next year, we 
should do the hard work of building a bipartisan coalition for 
traditional negotiating authority so that we can build on our successful 
record of expanding markets for American goods, services, and 
agricultural exports.

Note: This item was not received in time for publication in the 
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Monday, October 5, 1998
Volume 34--Number 40
Pages 1895-1963
Week Ending Friday, October 2, 1998
Joint Statement on United States-Saudi Relations

September 25, 1998

    His Royal Highness Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz, First Deputy 
Prime Minister and Head of the Saudi Arabian National Guard, visited 
Washington, D.C. September 23-25, 1998 at the invitation of Vice 
President Al Gore.
    The visit is in the framework of the close, strong and historic 
relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of 
America stretching back more than a half century to President Roosevelt 
and King Abdul Aziz. It reflects the desire of both governments to have 
periodic high-level consultations to assure coordination of policies 
that affect mutual interests. Crown Prince Abdullah was received by 
President Clinton and Vice President Gore, as well as Secretary of State 
Albright. In addition, he received calls from Secretary of the Treasury 
Rubin, Secretary of Energy Richardson and Deputy Secretary of Defense 
    The two sides discussed topics of mutual interest and concern. Both 
sides pledged to cooperate fully in the search for comprehensive, just 
and lasting peace in the Middle East based on Security Council 
Resolutions 242 and 338 and the principle of land for peace. The United 
States updated the Crown Prince on America's efforts to put the peace 
process back on track. President Clinton explained the progress made in 
narrowing the gaps during Ambassador Dennis Ross's recent visit to the 
region. Secretary Albright is meeting with Israeli Prime Minister 
Netanyahu and Chairman Arafat in New York this week to continue this 
process in an effort to achieve agreement on the basis of President 
Clinton's ideas. In this context, the United States expressed concern 
about unilateral acts taken by either side that undermine confidence in 
the negotiations.
    Saudi Arabia expressed its full support for the peace efforts 
exerted by the United States and Saudi Arabia's willingness to support 
whatever the Palestinian side agrees to in the service of peace. Saudi 
Arabia expressed its deep concern about Israeli unilateral actions, 
including in Jerusalem, which

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could prejudge the outcome of the final status negotiations, and also 
called on Israel to fully implement the Oslo and Washington accords and 
to cooperate with the United States' initiative to reinvigorate the 
process. The United States and Saudi Arabia expect the two sides to 
strictly abide by their obligations. At the same time, the two sides 
underscored the importance of resuming negotiations on the Syrian and 
Lebanese tracks of the peace process as soon as possible in an effort to 
facilitate a comprehensive peace. Both countries expressed their support 
for the implementation of Resolutions 425 and 426.
    During their discussion on Iraq, the two sides expressed their 
serious concern at the Iraqi government's decision to suspend 
cooperation with the UN Special Commission (UNSCOM) and the 
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). They called upon the Iraqi 
government to comply with the recent UN Resolution which states that 
Iraq's action is totally unacceptable, and which demands that Iraq 
resume cooperation with UNSCOM and the IAEA. They agreed that the only 
way to alleviate the suffering of the Iraqi people lies in strict 
adherence to all Security Council Resolutions. They expressed their 
sympathy with the Iraqi people and satisfaction with UN resolution 1153 
which addresses humanitarian needs.
    Both countries welcome Iran's stated policy to improve relations 
with the states of the region and its renunciation of terrorism, and 
hope that these statements will translate into practice.
    They discussed the situation in Afghanistan, and expressed support 
for the efforts of the United Nations and the Organization of Islam 

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