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[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]

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Monday, July 18, 1994
Volume 30--Number 28
Pages 1451-1484

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Addresses and Remarks

    Flood relief announcement in Albany, GA--1474
        Arrival in Berlin--1471
        Citizens of Berlin--1471
        Citizens of Oggersheim--1468
        Departing U.S. troops in Berlin--1472
        Luncheon hosted by Chancellor Kohl in Bonn--1466
        U.S. military personnel at Ramstein Air Base in Ramstein--1469
    Health care rally in Greensburg, PA--1477
    Israeli-Jordanian meeting at the White House--1477
    Radio address--1451

Appointments and Nominations

    District of Columbia Court of Appeals, judge--1474
    U.S. Court of Appeals, judge--1477
    U.S. District Court, judge--1477

Communications to Federal Agencies

    Emergency military assistance to the Dominican Republic--1481
    Expanding family-friendly work arrangements in the executive branch, 
    Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty relocation, memorandum--1474

Interviews With the News Media

    Exchange with reporters in Naples, Italy--1452
    News conferences
        July 9 (No. 63) in Naples, Italy--1453
        July 10 (No. 64) with President Yeltsin of Russia in Naples--
        July 11 (No. 65) with Chancellor Kohl of Germany in Bonn--1461

Meetings With Foreign Leaders

    Germany, Chancellor Kohl--1461, 1466, 1468, 1471, 1472
    Russia, President Yeltsin--1458

Resignations and Retirements

    Resignation of National AIDS Policy Coordinator, statement--1451

Statements by the President

    See also Resignations and Retirements
    American helicopter tragedy in Iraq, report--1476
    Closing of the Embassy of Rwanda--1481
    Death of President Kim Il-song of North Korea--1453

Supplementary Materials

    Acts approved by the President--1484
    Checklist of White House press releases--1483
    Digest of other White House announcements--1481
    Nominations submitted to the Senate--1483


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Volume 30--Number 28
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Week Ending Friday, July 15, 1994
Statement on the Resignation of National AIDS Policy Coordinator 
Kristine Gebbie

July 8, 1994

    Kristine Gebbie, the first National AIDS Policy Coordinator, served 
ably and with dedication as a member of our administration. With her 
help, the Federal Government finally began exercising real leadership in 
response to this terrible epidemic. Working together, we boosted funding 
for the Ryan White Care Act, increased resources for prevention and 
research, sped the research and approval process for new drugs, and 
required every Federal employee to receive comprehensive workplace 
education. While more needs to be done--and more will be done--to fight 
AIDS, Kristine Gebbie's service as the Nation's first AIDS Policy 
Coordinator gave this vitally important battle a lift when one was 
desperately needed and long overdue.

Note: A statement by Kristine Gebbie was made available by the Office of 
the Press Secretary. This item was not received in time for publication 
in the appropriate issue.

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Week Ending Friday, July 15, 1994
The President's Radio Address

July 9, 1994

    Good morning. I'm speaking to you from the seaside city of Naples, 
Italy, where the leaders of the Group of 7 major industrial countries 
have gathered for our annual meeting.
    What my trip to Naples this week, as well as to Latvia, Poland, and 
Germany, is all about is dealing with three concerns that, for better or 
worse, will determine whether we have a peaceful and prosperous future.
    In Eastern Europe, we addressed concerns raised by the breakup of 
the Soviet empire and the need to continue to strengthen democracy and 
economic growth there, to work until we have a united Europe, a strong 
trading partner, and a partner for peace.
    In negotiations with North Korea that began yesterday in Geneva and 
in my first meeting here with Japan's new Prime Minister, we are 
addressing another challenge: the threat posed by nuclear proliferation 
and the need to limit the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
    Now, this weekend, I'm meeting with other world leaders to act on 
what is in many ways the most important purpose of the trip. I'm here to 
keep our economic recovery going by promoting economic growth throughout 
the world. What happens here affects every American. More than ever, 
what happens in the international economy has a direct impact on our 
jobs, our incomes, and our prospects.
    This morning, I want to talk with you about the economy, what we've 
done, how well it's worked, and how America is in a position to lead the 
    This is a time of rapid, often remarkable change. Especially when it 
comes to the emergence of a truly global marketplace that has opened 
enormous opportunities. But for a decade, in the face of this change, 
our leaders mismanaged the economy, walked away from a lot of our 
challenges, let the deficit explode, and didn't produce enough jobs. And 
of course, America's middle class fell behind.
    Now after years of drift we're pursuing an aggressive strategy for 
renewal. We began by putting our own economic house in order. We enacted 
the biggest deficit cut in our history including $255 billion in 
specific spending cuts. Our deficit is now going down for 3 years in a 
row for the first time since Harry Truman was President.
    We're expanding exports through trade agreements that tear down 
foreign barriers to our products and services. And we're creating a 
world-class education and job training system so that every American has 
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and confidence to compete. From the first day of preschool to the first 
day on the job to the last day before retirement, you should know that 
whatever the world brings, you and your children will be prepared.
    Our strategy is working. Our economy is coming back. Just yesterday 
we received some very good news. Since I took office, our economy has 
produced over 3.8 million jobs, 94 percent of them in the private 
sector. Just last month, the economy brought us 380,000 new jobs. 
Unemployment has fallen by more than 1.5 percentage points since I took 
office and inflation is the lowest in two decades. We have to do more, 
but this is a very good start.
    This news is especially significant as I meet with our trading 
partners this weekend. America's economic growth is helping to pull the 
rest of the world out of recession. Our workers and businesses, while 
accounting for about 40 percent of the overall income of the G-7 
countries, produced three-quarters of the growth in the G-7 nations last 
year and nearly 100 percent of the new jobs. We have the authority to 
speak and the credibility to be heard.
    In Naples, I'm urging our partners to do everything we can to keep 
the growth going and the new jobs coming. I want these countries and our 
Congress to ratify the GATT world trade agreement and to do it this 
year. Ratifying GATT will mean some half a million jobs and billions of 
dollars in exports for the United States. And because these meetings 
should be about more than high finance, I also want us to begin to focus 
hard on the training, education, and skills of our working people and 
what they'll need to compete and win and to bring us prosperity in the 
21st century.
    Before coming to Naples, I visited Latvia and Poland, countries that 
are breathing the fresh air of freedom. I wish every American could have 
been with me as 40,000 people filled Freedom Square in Riga, Latvia, 
waving American flags and looking to us with hope and admiration. We 
should see ourselves as they see us, a nation of doers, of optimists, a 
nation with a future, leading the world to a future of peace and 
    Visiting Eastern Europe reminds us of the remarkable changes that we 
must deal with every day. The global economy has the power to remake our 
lives for the better, if we make those changes work for our people. If 
we move forward with our successful strategy for economic growth, we'll 
do just that.
    Thanks for listening.

Note: The address was recorded at 4:02 p.m. on July 8 in the Hotel 
Vesuvio for broadcast at 10:06 a.m. on July 9.

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Week Ending Friday, July 15, 1994
Exchange With Reporters on North Korea in Naples, Italy

July 9, 1994

    The President. Good morning.
    Q. Where do we go from here on North Korea?
    The President. Let me say, first of all, I have extended sincere 
condolences to the people of North Korea on behalf of the people of the 
United States after the death of Kim Il-song, and I have expressed my 
deep appreciation to him for his leadership in enabling our two 
countries to resume our talks. We hope the talks will resume as 
appropriate. We believe it is in the interest of both countries to 
    Obviously, the people there are preoccupied with their surprise and 
their grief at this moment. But we have no reason to believe that they 
will not continue at this time.
    Q. Do you have any sign of any foul play?
    The President. No. All we know is what was reported. And it was 
reported that he died of a heart ailment, and that's all we know. We 
believe, as I said--first of all, we believe that Kim Il-song's 
leadership in starting these talks again was a very good thing, and we 
believe it remains in the interest of both countries to continue them, 
and we hope they will as appropriate.

Note: The exchange began at approximately 9:15 a.m. at the Hotel 

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