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Public Papers - 1989

Statement by Press Secretary Fitzwater on President Bush's Meeting With President Mario Alberto Soares of Portugal


The President met today with Portuguese President Mario Soares. The President expressed his appreciation for Portugal's positive contribution to the North Atlantic alliance. The two leaders discussed the European Community, China, and Central America. Southern Africa was also discussed, particularly the Angola peace process. The meeting lasted 35 minutes. Deputy National Security Adviser Robert Gates and Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger also attended the meeting.

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