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Statement by Press Secretary Fitzwater on the President's Meeting in New York City With Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki of Poland

1990-09-29

The President and Prime Minister Mazowiecki met at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the status of Poland's move toward the development of a private economy and democratic reforms. The Prime Minister said his country is making considerable progress in building democracy and has undertaken several specific efforts to privatize their economy. He indicated an initial emphasis on moving smaller companies into the private sector.

The President congratulated the Prime Minister on the success they have had so far. He said the United States supports Poland in its reform efforts. ``America wants you to succeed,'' the President said. ``We will help in every way we can.'' The President outlined the U.S. economic assistance program for Poland.

The President thanked the Prime Minister for Poland's contributions to the Persian Gulf. Poland is sending a hospital ship and a field hospital to the region. The Prime Minister said his country is considering other helpful measures as well.

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