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Monday, December 11, 1995
 
Volume 31--Number 49
Pages 2103-2151
 
Contents

Weekly Compilation of

Presidential

Documents

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Addresses and Remarks

    See also Bill Vetoes; Meetings With Foreign Leaders
    Angolan peace process--2148
    Bosnia--2145
    Budget--2145
    Committee for American Leadership in Bosnia--2131
    Germany, troops in Baumholder--2110
    Human rights proclamation, signing ceremony--2124
    Ireland, dinner in Dublin--2108
    Kennedy Center Honors reception--2123
    Medicaid--2147
    National Christmas Tree lighting--2143
    Radio address--2115
    White House Conference on HIV and AIDS--2132

Bill Vetoes

    Budget reconciliation legislation
        Message--2140
        Remarks--2139

Communications to Congress

    See also Bill Vetoes
    Administration of export controls, message transmitting Executive 
        order--2130
    Bosnia, letter reporting--2144
    Retirement plans, letter on proposed legislation--2146

Executive Orders

    Administration of export controls--2127

Interviews With the News Media

    Exchanges with reporters
        Cabinet Room--2131, 2147
        Baumholder, Germany--2113
        Dublin, Ireland--2103
        Old Executive Office Building--2145
        Oval Office--2139, 2148
    Interview with Joe Garvey of the Armed Forces Network in Baumholder, 
        Germany--2116
    News conferences
        December 1 (No. 108) with Prime Minister Bruton of Ireland in 
            Dublin--2105
        December 3 (No. 109) with European leaders in Madrid, Spain--
            2118

Meetings With Foreign Leaders

    Angola, President dos Santos--2148
    Germany, Chancellor Kohl--2113
    Ireland
        President Robinson--2103
        Prime Minister Bruton--2103, 2105, 2108
    European Union leaders--2118

Proclamations

    Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, 1995--
        2126
    National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day--2142

Statements by the President

    Death of Gen. Maxwell R. Thurman--2117

Supplementary Materials

    Acts approved by the President--2151
    Checklist of White House press releases--2151
    Digest of other White House announcements--2149
    Nominations submitted to the Senate--2150


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Monday, December 11, 1995
 
Volume 31--Number 49
Pages 2103-2151
 
Week Ending Friday, December 8, 1995
 
Exchange With Reporters Prior to Discussions With President Mary 
Robinson of Ireland in Dublin


December 1, 1995

President's Visit

    Q. Mr. President, how did you like the reception when you came in?
    The President. I liked it very well. I was delighted to see the 
people in the streets and delighted to be with President Robinson again.
    Q. What's on the agenda for the discussions this morning?
    The President. More of the same. [Laughter]

Bosnia

    Q. How do you like Senator Dole's support of Bosnia?
    The President. I'm very gratified by it. I appreciate it very much.

Note: The exchange began at 11:07 a.m. at Aras an Uachtarain, the 
President's residence. A tape was not available for verification of the 
content of this exchange. This item was not received in time for 
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Monday, December 11, 1995
 
Volume 31--Number 49
Pages 2103-2151
 
Week Ending Friday, December 8, 1995
 
Exchange With Reporters Prior to Discussions With Prime Minister John 
Bruton of Ireland in Dublin

December 1, 1995

President's Visit

    Q. Welcome to Ireland.
    The President. Thank you. I'm delighted to be here.
    Q. Did you enjoy your trips to Belfast and Derry yesterday?
    The President. Very, very much.

Irish Peace Process

    Q. How significant do you think it's going to be for the peace 
process, your visit to Belfast yesterday? Both of you, would you answer 
briefly?
    The President. Well, I hope it will be very significant, but I 
think, frankly, it will have more meaning because of what the Taoiseach 
and Prime Minister Major did in launching the twin-track proposal. They 
gave me something to talk about, to try to advance the peace process, as 
well as to hold out the hope that the United States would obviously 
support both communities in Northern Ireland if they would work toward 
peace.
    It was a magnificent day, and it proved to me once again that people 
sometimes are far ahead of those of us in political life in their 
yearnings for the right things.
    Q. Taoiseach, what do you think of yesterday?
    Prime Minister Bruton. I think that the fact that the President came 
to Belfast and to Derry gave to the people of Northern Ireland who made 
the peace themselves that sense of international encouragement and 
support that is so important. They now see what they have won by making 
peace. So the recognition that came to those people from the most 
powerful, most significant politician in the world--if he came in their 
midst, that showed in the most tangible way possible an appreciation of 
the dividend of peace. And it was a great tribute for the President to 
pay.
    And I would have to say I think also that the President has played a 
key role in bringing peace about, and he is now playing an equally 
important role in entrenching the peace and bringing reconciliation 
closer.
    Q. Mr. President, do you believe that your visit and indeed all-
party talks can begin by the February deadline? Would you be very 
anxious that those talks would begin?
    The President. Well, of course, I hope that the process will 
succeed. I support it strongly. The Taoiseach and the Prime Minister 
took some risks, both of them did, to try to keep the peace process 
going. It is

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plainly in the interest of the citizens of Northern Ireland and of all 
those who wish them well here in Ireland and, frankly, throughout Great 
Britain and throughout the world. It's a very important thing. So of 
course, I hope it will work, and I'm going to do everything I can to be 
supportive.

[At this point, one group of reporters left the room, and another group 
entered.]

Bosnia

    Q. Will you be talking about Bosnia today, Mr. President?
    The President. I expect we will, yes.
    Q. What are some of the issues that you want to discuss about 
Bosnia?
    The President. Well, I just want to basically give the Prime 
Minister an update on where we are now. And of course, I'm going, when I 
leave here, to see our troops in Germany who are preparing and then, on 
Sunday, to the European Union. And soon I expect Ireland will be in the 
leadership of the European Union at a time when we will be, obviously, 
just in the throes of implementing what we're supposed to do in Bosnia. 
So we have a lot to talk about.
    Q. Are you optimistic about what you saw on Capitol Hill yesterday 
and what you know of how it went with your advisers testifying?
    The President. Yes, I--first of all, I thank Senator Dole and 
Senator McCain for their willingness to support that resolution, which 
we certainly agree with. And I'm very--I'm gratified by their response. 
And I also am pleased that we're having all these hearings on Capitol 
Hill and that the witnesses are going up; they're giving the best 
answers they can about what we've done. And I'm looking forward to 
getting my briefing tomorrow from General Joulwan to see what the NATO 
planners finally do with the military plan that I authorized General 
Shalikashvili to support.
    So I think right now we're moving toward implementation of the peace 
agreement. I feel good about it.
    Q. [Inaudible]--to generate support in the House as well as the 
Senate?
    The President. Well, I take it one step at a time. I think we're 
making progress. I think we're in better shape as days go by, and I 
think that the decision by Senator Dole and Senator McCain will help 
immeasurably, I think, to build the kind of bipartisan support that we 
need to make this an American effort.
    I can tell you this: As I have been in London and Ireland, I can see 
that, in addition to the overwhelming preoccupation we've all had with 
our efforts in Northern Ireland, the ability of the United States to 
play a leading role in partnership with Europe in dealing with the 
world's problems in the years ahead is certainly heavily dependent upon 
our doing our part here in Bosnia, especially after we hosted and did so 
much to broker the peace.

Irish Peace Process

    Q. When you talked to the leaders last night in Belfast, were you 
encouraged? Was there anything that you told them to hold back their old 
grudges or--do you have hopes for the future?
    The President. Let me just say, yes, I was encouraged because I 
think that Mr. Bruton and Mr. Major came up with a brilliant formulation 
which enables them to continue to have dialog with one another without 
giving up their position--it seems to me that is the genius of that--and 
then asking Senator Mitchell, along with two other very distinguished 
people, to be on this arms decommissioning work, so that it can succeed 
in parallel. I think it was great foreign relations.
    Obviously, none of the people with whom I spoke yesterday changed 
their positions in their brief meetings with me. The point I tried to 
make to them was that the two Prime Ministers had given them an 
honorable way to continue to engage in peace talks without giving up any 

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