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Public Papers - 1989 - November

Statement by Press Secretary Fitzwater on President Bush's Meeting With Interim President Sigbhatullah Mojaddedi of Afghanistan


President Bush met this afternoon at 1:15 p.m. with the President of the Afghan interim government, Professor Sigbhatullah Mojaddedi. President Bush and President Mojaddedi discussed the situation inside Afghanistan as well as the plight of the refugees. President Bush reaffirmed our support for the Afghan resistance's efforts to achieve self-determination and also expressed U.S. interest in a political settlement. The President called upon the Afghan interim government to continue and increase its efforts to fashion a stable, broadly based government responsive to the needs of the Afghan people.

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