Public Papers - 1991 - February
Statement by Press Secretary Fitzwater on President Bush's Telephone Conversation With State President Frederik Willem de Klerk of South Africa
President Bush spoke with President de Klerk of South Africa this morning. President Bush commended Mr. de Klerk on his speech of last week in which he announced further steps toward the dismantling of apartheid. President Bush noted that these are historic measures.
President Bush also gave President de Klerk an update on the Persian Gulf war, pointing out that the coalition effort was proceeding smoothly and as planned.