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              WEEKLY COMPILATION OF
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              PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS

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 Addresses and Remarks

    See also Meetings With Foreign Leaders
    Cabinet meeting--1091

    Congressional barbecue--1084
    Florida, MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa--1084

    Medicare drug discount card--1064

    Missouri, discussion at the Liberty Community Center in Liberty--
        1064

    National Federation of Independent Businesses--1092
    President Ronald Reagan, eulogy at the national funeral service--
        1057
    President William J. Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton, 
        unveiling official portraits--1062
    Radio address--1060
    Saudi Arabia, murder of Paul Johnson--1111
    Southern Baptist Convention, satellite remarks--1081
    Texas, 80th birthday celebration for President George Bush in 
        Houston--1061
    Washington
         Departure from Seattle--1111
         Fort Lewis--1106
         Reception for senatorial candidate George R. Nethercutt, Jr., 
            in Spokane--1100

 Bill Signings

    Legislation to address the participation of Taiwan in the World 
        Health Organization, statement--1070

 Communications to Congress

    Bahrain, message transmitting notice of intention to enter into a 
        free trade agreement--1083
    Canada-U.S. Agreement on Pacific Hake/Whiting, message 
        transmitting--1090
    Russian Federation, message on continuation of the national 
        emergency with respect to the risk of nuclear proliferation 
        created by the accumulation of weapons-usable fissile material--
        1090
    United Kingdom-U.S. agreement for cooperation on the uses of atomic 
        energy for mutual defense purposes, message transmitting 
        amendment--1071

 Communications to Federal Agencies

    Certification Concerning U.S. Participation in the United Nations 
        Stabilization Mission in Haiti Consistent with Section 2005 of 
        the American Servicemembers' Protection Act, memorandum--1070
  
(Continued on the inside of the back cover.)

  Editor's Note: The President was in Reno, NV, on June 18, the closing 
date of this issue. Releases and announcements issued by the Office of 
the Press Secretary but not received in time for inclusion in this issue 
will be printed next week.

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Contents--Continued

 Communications to Federal Agencies--Continued

    Designation of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan as a Major Non-NATO 
        Ally, memorandum--1089
    Proposed Amendment to the United States-United Kingdom Agreement for 
        Cooperation on the Use of Atomic Energy for Mutual Defense 
        Purposes, memorandum--1071
    Suspension of Limitations Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act, 
        memorandum--1083

Interviews With the News Media

     Exchanges with reporters
         Cabinet Room--1091
         Liberty, MO--1064
    News conferences
         June 10 in Savannah, GA--1049
         June 15 with President Karzai of Afghanistan--1072

Joint Statements

    United States of America and the Transitional Islamic State of 
        Afghanistan--1079

Meetings With Foreign Leaders

    Afghanistan, President Karzai--1072, 1079

Notices

    Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Risk of 
        Nuclear Proliferation Created by the Accumulation of Weapons-
        Usable Fissile Material in the Territory of the Russian 
        Federation--1089
    Notice of Intention To Enter Into a Free Trade Agreement With 
        Bahrain--1083

Proclamations

    Flag Day and National Flag Week--1060

Statements by the President

    See also Bill Signings
    Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration 
        Policy, report--1088

Supplementary Materials

     Acts approved by the President--1115
     Checklist of White House press releases--1114
     Digest of other White House announcements--1112
     Nominations submitted to the Senate--1113

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Week Ending Friday, June 18, 2004
 
The President's News Conference in Savannah, Georgia


June 10, 2004

    The President. Thank you all. Thanks for coming. We just completed a 
very successful summit. The nations of the G-8 are united in our desire 
to help bring stability and democracy to Iraq. We came together to 
support reform in the broader Middle East. We pledged to work together 
to build a more secure, peaceful, and prosperous world.
    Laura and I thank the citizens of this part of our country. This was 
a successful summit because the people here made it successful by being 
so warm and gracious. The Southern hospitality was strong. The citizens 
of Sea Island and Brunswick and Savannah, as well as people from around 
Georgia, were just really great, and we thank them. All the leaders with 
whom I talked asked me to express my appreciation to the people of this 
part of the world.
    I also thank the world leaders and their staffs who traveled so far 
to come here. I especially want to thank the leaders for their kind 
words of condolence for President Ronald Reagan. Laura and I look 
forward to paying our respect to President Reagan tonight at the 
Capitol, and we look toward--forward to our visit with Nancy and the 
Reagan family at the Blair House tonight.
    Ronald Reagan was a great man, an historic leader, and a national 
treasure. I'm honored to speak tomorrow at the memorial service on 
behalf of a grateful nation.
    This year's G-8 Summit came at a crucial time. Our nations face a 
grave threat to our common security. We also face a moment of 
opportunity to undermine the appeal of terror by supporting the advance 
of liberty and prosperity throughout the world, especially in the 
broader Middle East. The momentum of freedom there is building. A free 
Iraq is rising in the heart of that vital region.
    Across the Middle East, a consensus is emerging on the need for 
change. In Alexandria, Istanbul, the Dead Sea, Sona, and Aqaba, 
political, civil society, and business leaders have met to discuss 
modernization and reform and have issued stirring calls for political, 
economic, and social change. The nations of the G-8 recognize our 
special responsibility to help the people of the Middle East achieve the 
progress they seek. And here at Sea Island, we pledged that our nations 
will help further the causes of freedom and reform to help an increasing 
number of people join in the progress of our times.
    I appreciate the support of the G-8 nations for the new United 
Nations Security Council resolution that expresses international support 
for Iraq's interim government and lays out a clear path to Iraqi 
democracy. The Iraqi people can know that the world stands with them in 
their quest for a peaceful, democratic, and prosperous future. And the 
enemies of freedom in that nation know that they are opposed by the 
might and resolve of free nations.
    I'm grateful to the new President of the Iraqi interim government, 
President al-Yawr, for making the trip to Sea Island. I had a really 
good visit with him. He shared his thinking on the need to improve 
security, to make progress toward national elections no later than 
January of next year.
    The nations of the G-8 are committed to the success of Iraq's 
government, to the defeat of its enemies, and to the future of Iraq as a 
free and democratic state. The defeat of terror worldwide and the 
success of freedom in Iraq are the challenges of the moment. The spread 
of freedom throughout the broader Middle East is the imperative of our 
age.
    This year, G-8 nations and Turkey have united around a common agenda 
to use the energies and resources of our nations to support the momentum 
of freedom in the nations of the Middle East and North Africa.

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Working with leaders from the region, we have established the 
Partnership for Progress and a Common Future with nations of the broader 
Middle East. This partnership will seek to advance the universal values 
of human dignity, freedom, democracy, the rule of law, economic 
opportunity, and social justice.
    We've also agreed to establish a Forum for the Future, which will 
bring together senior government officials from the Middle East with 
their G-8 counterparts and also regional business and civil society 
leaders with corresponding leaders from G-8 nations. In the forum, 
leaders will discuss ideas that can help the nations of the Middle East 
create jobs, increase access to capital, improve literacy and education, 
protect human rights, and make progress toward democracy.
    Reform must reflect the needs and realities of each country and be 
driven by the desires of the people. We have an obligation to support 
them in their search for a freer, more prosperous future. We will meet 
that obligation.
    I thank the many leaders from the Middle East who came to this 
summit to describe their goals for their nations and who pledged their 
support for this project. The people of the broader Middle East yearn 
for democratic change, and their leaders understand and support the need 
for reform.
    I also thank the spouses of the G-8 leaders and prominent women from 
the region who met to explore ways in which all of our nations can 
improve education and expand opportunities for women in the broader 
Middle East. I want to thank Laura for hosting that important meeting 
and for all that she has done over the past 3 years on behalf of the 

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