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Albright, Iceland's Asgrimsson Press Conference Sept. 30

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE 
Office of the Spokesman 
(Reykjavik, Iceland)
September 30, 2000
JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE BY SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE K. ALBRIGHT AND
FOREIGN MINISTER OF ICELAND HALLDOR ASGRIMSSON
Reykjavik, Iceland
September 30, 2000
QUESTION: Madame Secretary, following the announcement yesterday about
the high level North Korean visit to Washington, what significance
does the Clinton administration at this time attach to this and could
this possibly lead to you going to North Korea before your term is
over?
SECRETARY ALBRIGHT: First of all, we were very pleased to be able to
announce the meeting. I will be the host of it. This will be the
highest level meeting that has taken place. We have been discussing a
broad range of issues with the North Koreans in other venues. The
President will meet with the representative of Kim Jong Il and we will
be discussing a broad range of issues. When I was in Bangkok the
Foreign Minister had said that he hoped that I would be coming to
Pyongyang if circumstances allow then I would look forward to that but
at this stage we have to see how these talks evolve. The situation as
far as the Korean peninsula is concerned is evolving rapidly and in a
generally positive way. We have a lot of issues that have to be
discussed, those to do with the agreed framework, the missile talks,
the issue of their wanting to get off the terrorist list. So there are
a lot of issues out there.





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