For Immediate Release
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
(Mexico City, Mexico)
May 6, 1997
REMARKS BY PRESIDENT CLINTON
AND PRESIDENT ZEDILLO
IN PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Los Pinos Presidential Palace Residence
Mexico City, Mexico
Q President Zedillo, could you --
PRESIDENT ZEDILLO: The press conference will be
later on, and I'll be delighted to answer there any questions.
Q Well, while we've got this opportunity, let me
just clarify what the Mexican government's position is on DEA
agents being allowed --
PRESIDENT ZEDILLO: No, we'll talk about that in the
press conference. Now we have to have our private conversation,
and I have spoken about that before. Thank you.
Q Do you want DEA agents to stay here --
PRESIDENT ZEDILLO: We'll speak about all of those
Q Mr. President, are you sorry you waited until
the fifth year of your presidency to come to Mexico?
PRESIDENT CLINTON: I'm just glad to be here now.
You know, we've had -- I'm coming to Latin America three times in
less than a year, and in the first term I did a lot of work on
it. You know, we had the Summit of the Americas and we had a lot
of involvement with Mexico, with NAFTA and the difficulty with
the peso, so I think we've had a lot of very close contact. And
I'm glad to be here; I like it here.
Q Mr. President, can you assure DEA agents that
they'll be safe here?
PRESIDENT CLINTON: We're going to have a press
conference later. We'll answer all on all of the decisions and
Q What do you think of the stock market soaring
PRESIDENT CLINTON: Americans are happy; they ought
to be. The country's doing well, we're going to do better.
Q Do you think your budget deal is responsible?
PRESIDENT CLINTON: It didn't hurt. (Laughter.)
THE PRESS: Thank you.
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