Office of the Press Secretary
(Oslo, Norway)

For Immediate Release November 1, 1999


Oslo International Airport
Oslo, Norway

7:00 A.M. (L)

Q What is your hope for the peace process.

THE PRESIDENT: Well, first of all, I would like to thank the Prime Minister, the government, and the people of Norway for hosting this meeting. I think it's coming at a good time. I believe that Prime Minister Barak and Chairman Arafat want to continue the peace process. And we are now to the point where the really difficult decisions lie ahead. So coming back to Oslo, where the Oslo Accords were born, coming here to honor the memory of Yitzak Rabin who gave his life for this peace process, it's a good thing to do.

And so we're hopeful that we'll make some progress. And we'll see, and probably the less we say about it in public, the more likely we are to get something done. But I'm hopeful. And I'm honored to be here in Norway. This is my first trip as President to Norway. I haven't been here in 30 years -- 30 years ago next month was my first trip to Norway.

Q Do you remember it well?

THE PRESIDENT: Very well, yes. It was wonderful.

Thank you.

END 7:03 A.M. (L)


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