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[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]

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Monday, November 21, 1994
Volume 30--Number 46
Pages 2365-2415

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Weekly Compilation of




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Addresses and Remarks

        Anchorage Museum of Art and History in Anchorage--2367
        Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage--2368
    Asian-Pacific trip--2365
    Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu--2409
    Indonesia, international business community in Jakarta--2404
        American Cemetery in Manila--2373
        State luncheon in Manila--2375
    Radio address--2371
    Virginia, Veterans Day ceremony in Arlington--2366

Appointments and Nominations

    Social Security Administration, Commissioner--2403

Communications to Congress

    Iran, letter--2412
    Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, letter--2389

Communications to Federal Agencies

    Sanctions against Serbia and Montenegro, memorandum--2403

Executive Orders

    Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction--2386

Interviews With the News Media

    News conferences
        November 13 (No. 79) with President Ramos of the Philippines in 
        November 14 (No. 80) in Jakarta, Indonesia--2382
        November 15 (No. 81) in Jakarta, Indonesia--2390

Joint Statements

    APEC Economic Leaders' Declaration of Common Resolve, Bogor, 

Meetings With Foreign Leaders

    Philippines, President Ramos--2375, 2376


    National Farm-City Week--2408

Statements by the President

    See also Appointments and Nominations
    Death of Pedro Zamora--2371

Supplementary Materials

    Acts approved by the President--2415
    Checklist of White House press releases--2415
    Digest of other White House announcements--2414
    Nominations submitted to the Senate--2414

Editor's Note: The President was in Honolulu, HI, on November 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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Monday, November 21, 1994
Volume 30--Number 46
Pages 2365-2415
Week Ending Friday, November 18, 1994
Remarks on the Asian-Pacific Trip

November 11, 1994

    The President. Good morning. I want to speak with you for just a few 
moments before I leave on this trip to the Philippines and Indonesia. 
From the beginning of our administration, we have worked to build 
greater security for America, to spread prosperity and democracy around 
the globe, and to usher in a new age of open markets. We are tearing 
down the old walls which have existed for so long between domestic and 
foreign policy in our country, forging a strong recovery here at home by 
expanding opportunities for Americans around the world.
    We are pursuing this strategy because it is clearly in the best 
interest of our people, and it offers the best opportunity for them to 
acquire the kind of security for their families that so many millions of 
Americans are still struggling to achieve. The ultimate goal is to 
produce a strong America, a strong America in terms of national security 
and national defense but also in terms of stronger families, better 
education, more high-wage jobs, and safer streets. Strong at home and 
strong abroad: two sides of the same coin.
    The United States is in a better economic position than any other 
nation in the world today to compete and win in the global economy. Our 
work force is the most productive in the world. Our economy has produced 
5 million jobs and more in the last 22 months. And finally, this year, 
high-wage jobs are coming back into this economy, more new high-wage 
jobs this year than in the previous 5 years combined.
    But it is not enough. Too many Americans, millions and millions of 
them, still find the present and the future uncertain and unsettling: 
stagnant wages, benefits at risk, an uncertainty in the future about 
their jobs. We simply must turn insecurity about our future into 
confidence. The American people do best when they are confident, outward 
looking, and working together.
    This strategy must include breaking down trade barriers, opening 
markets, and increasing our exports because export-related jobs pay 
significantly more on the average than those which are not related to 
    In the coming weeks, we will have the opportunity to put into place 
three crucial building blocks of this strategy by working with Congress 
to pass the GATT agreement, by strengthening our ties to the dynamic 
economies of the Asian-Pacific region, and by continuing to forge a 
partnership for peace and prosperity here in our own hemisphere. For 
decades, we have concentrated our international economic efforts on the 
mature and strong economies of Europe and Japan. They will remain our 
close allies, our key competitors, our critical markets.
    But the new century demands a new strategy, and that is where this 
trip fits into the picture. Last year in Seattle, I brought together 14 
leaders of the economies of the Asian-Pacific cooperation council. They 
met for the first time, and there we arrived at a common vision of a new 
and more open Asian-Pacific community. Next week in Jakarta, I hope the 
leaders will embrace a common direction toward that vision, setting a 
goal for free and open trade among all our countries and agreeing on a 
process to get there.
    In my visit to the Philippines and my meetings in Jakarta, I will 
also stress our continuing commitment to promote security and democracy 
throughout Asia and the Pacific region. We'll discuss how to strengthen 
important bilateral relationships, create stronger regional security 
structures, how to rapidly and effectively implement the agreement for a 
non-nuclear Korean Peninsula. No problem is more important to the United 
States and its allies than stopping the proliferation of nuclear 
materials and weapons in general and specifically ending North Korea's 

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program. I will also use these meetings to talk about the advance of 
human rights, worker rights, and democratic values. We must continue to 
pursue this path with patience, persistence, and determination.
    Two other crucial events will follow this trip to Asia: the Summit 
of the Americas in Miami, with 33 other democratically elected leaders 
in the Caribbean and Latin America, and the congressional vote on GATT. 
GATT is the largest and most advantageous trade agreement in our 
history. The congressional vote will be a defining decision for our 
economy and our working people well into the next century. I believe 
both parties will come together to vote for open markets, free and fair 
trade, and most importantly, more high- wage jobs for the American 
    This week the American people told us, all of us here in Washington, 
to work together, to put politics aside to create a stronger, a more 
secure America. This trip to Asia and the other events of the next 6 
weeks give us a unique opportunity to join hands and do just that. By 
reaching across oceans and borders, we can help to build peace and 
prosperity around the world and more security and prosperity for our own 
people here at home.
    Thank you very much.
    Q. Mr. President, how would you describe the prospects for GATT to 
the Asian leaders?
    The President. Good.

Note: The President spoke at 10:25 a.m. in the Rose Garden at the White 
House. This item was not received in time for publication in the 
appropriate issue.

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Monday, November 21, 1994
Volume 30--Number 46
Pages 2365-2415
Week Ending Friday, November 18, 1994
Remarks at a Veterans Day Ceremony in Arlington, Virginia

November 11, 1994

    Thank you very much. Thank you. Commander Sioss, distinguished 
leaders of our veterans organizations, Secretary Brown, Secretary Perry, 
General Shalikashvili, officials of the Veterans Administration, to our 
men and women in uniform and their families, our veterans, my fellow 
Americans, I am proud to share this Veterans Day with you in this 
magnificent place of rest and reverence.
    Today we honor all those who gave their lives and all those who have 
risked their lives so that our Nation might remain free. And we honor, 
of course, all those who at this very moment are standing watch for 
freedom and security, from our bases across the United States to our 
mission around the world. To each and every American who has worn the 
uniform of the United States Armed Forces, we say simply, from the 
bottom of our hearts, thank you.
    Over the past few months at home and abroad, I have had the 
privilege of saying that thank-you in person to men and women who are 
keeping our Nation's commitment. Today we say a special word of thanks 
to our troops who are helping the Haitian people turn from fear and 
repression to hope and democracy and a special word of thanks to our 
troops in the Persian Gulf who are insuring that Iraq does not again 
threaten its neighbors or the stability of the vital Gulf region. All 
over the world our military is providing that kind of support to freedom 
and proving that when America makes a promise, we will keep it.
    A few hours from now I leave for the Far East, where we will 
celebrate the keeping of another historic promise, General MacArthur's 
vow to return to the Philippines to help its people restore their 
freedom. In the 50 years since, we have forged remarkable partnerships 
for peace and prosperity in Asia, but we know that these blessings are 
the fruit of our veterans' sacrifice 50 years ago. And we know they 
endure to the present day because of the vigilance of thousands of 
Americans who are still in uniform and still there to help maintain the 
security, the peace, and the freedom in Asia.
    This morning I was honored to start the day with veterans of that 
Pacific campaign and, I might add, a remarkable, jaunty group of 
parachuters who jumped into Normandy in 1944 and then jumped in again in 
1994. There they are back there. To all of them and to all of you here 
assembled who have worn our Nation's uniform, you must know that America 
will never forget the service you have rendered.
    And America will never forget those who did not return from our 
battlefields. Today we renew the commitment of this adminis- 

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