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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iii] Monday, June 28, 1999 Volume 35--Number 25 Pages 1141-1188 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks See also Meetings With Foreign Leaders Albania, videotape address to people--1163 Germany, American community in Bonn--1154 Italy, Operation Allied Force troops at Aviano Air Base--1171 KFOR, Russian participation--1141 Macedonia KFOR troops in Skopje--1169 Kosovar refugees at Stenkovic I refugee camp in Skopje--1168 Presidential scholars--1177 Radio address--1142 Slovenia Dinner hosted by President Kucan in Ljubljana--1166 People of Ljubljana--1165 Communications to Congress Canada-U.S. atomic energy agreement, message transmitting protocol-- 1175 Lapse of the Export Administration Act of 1979, message on continuation of the national emergency--1175 Communications to Congress--Continued Nuclear Regulatory Commission, message transmitting report--1175 Weapons of mass destruction, message on continuation of the national emergency--1186 Communications to Federal Agencies Canada-U.S. atomic energy agreement, memorandum on protocol--1174 Executive Orders Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act--1185 Interviews With the News Media Exchanges with reporters Germany Bonn--1157 Cologne--1141 Slovenia, Ljubljana--1164 Interviews Wolf Blitzer of Cable News Network's ``Late Edition'' in Cologne--1143 Yevgeniy Kiselev of Russia's NTV in Cologne--1149 (Continued on the inside of the back cover.) 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[[Page iii]] Contents--Continued Joint Statements Joint Statement Between the U.S. and the Russian Federation Concerning Strategic Offensive and Defensive Arms and Further Strengthening of Stability--1153 U.S.-European Union Summit Statement on Ukraine--1164 Meetings With Foreign Leaders European Union leaders--1157 Germany, Chancellor Schroeder--1157 Macedonia President Gligorov--1167 Prime Minister Georgievski--1167 Slovenia President Kucan--1165, 1166 Prime Minister Drnovsek--1164, 1165 Statements by the President ``Employment Non-Discrimination Act,'' proposed--1175 Federal Reserve Board action on information collection on loan applicants--1174 Statements by the President--Continued G-7 agreement to help poor nations--1141 House action on the ``Foster Care Independence Act of 1999''--1184 Presidents Cup, accepting the invitation to serve as honorary chairman--1184 Senate action on steel imports limitation legislation--1170 Supreme Court decision on the Americans with Disabilities Act--1170 Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, 27th anniversary--1173 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--1188 Checklist of White House press releases--1188 Digest of other White House announcements--1186 Nominations submitted to the Senate--1187 [[Page 1141]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1141] Monday, June 28, 1999 Volume 35--Number 25 Pages 1141-1188 Week Ending Friday, June 25, 1999 Statement on the G-7 Agreement To Help Poor Nations June 18, 1999 The G-7 agreement we reached today is an historic step to help the world's poorest nations achieve sustained growth and independence while targeting new resources for poverty reduction, education, and combating AIDS. It represents a sound, humane effort to promote widely shared prosperity in the new millennium. Note: This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1141-1142] Monday, June 28, 1999 Volume 35--Number 25 Pages 1141-1188 Week Ending Friday, June 25, 1999 Remarks on the Agreement on Russian Participation in KFOR and an Exchange With Reporters in Cologne, Germany June 18, 1999 The President. Let me say, first of all, how pleased I am and appreciative I am for the efforts made by Secretary Cohen and Defense Minister Sergeyev to reach the agreement under which the Russian forces will join KFOR in Kosovo. I have been briefed on the terms of the agreement. They provide for unity of command. They provide for a significant range of responsibilities for the Russians, which I think are entirely appropriate and will enhance the mission's effectiveness. And I am fully supportive of this agreement and very pleased by it. This has been a good day. We are achieving our objectives now. We know that we have 35,000 Serb forces out, 19,000 KFOR forces in. Now we have the agreement with the Russians, and the Kosovars are going home. So I feel very good and very grateful for this. And again, I know that Secretary Cohen and Mr. Sergeyev have worked very hard, and I'd also like to thank Secretary Albright and Foreign Minister Ivanov, because I know they've been also in Helsinki working away. So I'm very pleased. Q. What will the Russian troops be doing, and why is it significant that they would not control a sector of their own? The President. Well, for one--the main reason is they are actually needed in more than one sector. Q. Why? The President. Because even though the Serb population of Kosovo is concentrated primarily in one north central sector and then a northeastern sector, they're actually--the religious and cultural sites are spread throughout the country and there are pockets of Serbs throughout the country, and we think it's quite important that every effort be made to secure both the physical sites and the personal security of the Serb minority, as well as the Kosovar-Albanian majority. And we think it will give confidence to them if the Russians are in more than one sector. Q. Will the Russians answer to the NATO commanders? The President. They have worked out their agreements on unity of command, and Secretary Cohen and Mr. Sergeyev are discussing it now--I think the briefing is going on now, so there's no point in my trying to answer their questions for them. They'd do a better job than I would, and if made a mistake just have to clean it up. Q. Is this better than Bosnia, sir? House of Representatives Action on Gun Control Legislation Q. The House vote to kill the gun legislation--was that inevitable to kill the legislation because of changes the House wanted to make on gun control and the background checks? The President. Did they do that today? Q. I think they're about to. The President. They're going to kill it all? Q. They have killed it all. [[Page 1142]] Q. They have. The President. Well, then maybe that means we'll go back to square one and pass a good bill. Q. What happened? A month ago it was so different, wasn't it? The President. They made a--the decision made by the leadership not to act before Memorial Day gave people--gave the NRA time to mobilize and lobby and put pressure on the House, and gave people's attention time to wander from the heartbreak of Littleton and the determination to do something about it. But I think people still feel very strongly that there's more we can do to protect our children, and my attention hasn't wandered. I've been working on this for years, and I've seen a lot of ups and downs, so I'm more than happy to keep at it. And I would just urge all the advocates of sensible legislation to keep their spirits up and keep working and keep fighting. And I'll be there with them, and we'll get some things done. Russian Participation in KFOR Q. Is this more than Bosnia for the Russians, Mr. President? Is this an enhanced role than what they had in Bosnia? The President. Yes, I would say so, because--but it's different. You see, in Bosnia, we shared a sector in Bosnia, and we worked very well together. I think all of our people will tell you they were very well pleased. And then the French had a sector and the British had a sector, and there were lots of other countries involved, just as there will be here. There will be nearly 30 countries involved. But the--we didn't have the same dynamic here. We've got just two ethnic groups, and the Serbs are a small minority, but they're a substantial number of people and they're spread out. You know, of course, I hope that conditions will be such that those ordinary
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