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Public Papers - 1991

Statement by Press Secretary Fitzwater on the President's Meeting With Foreign Minister Taro Nakayama of Japan


The President met with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Nakayama for approximately half an hour in the Oval Office. They discussed the success of the coalition efforts over the past several months. The President expressed his appreciation for Japan's contributions to the coalition against Iraq's aggression. The President sent his respects to Prime Minister Kaifu and stated that he looks forward to meeting with the Prime Minister when a mutually satisfactory date is arranged. The Foreign Minister conveyed to the President the regards of the Prime Minister and congratulations on the President's leadership of the coalition's success.

Note: The statement referred to Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu of Japan.

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