STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY: United Nations Millennium Summit
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary
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For Immediate Release                                           August 22,
2000


                     STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY

     President Clinton will travel to New York City on September 6 to take
part in the United Nations Millennium Summit.  The Millennium Summit is
expected to be the largest gathering of heads of state and government ever
held.

     The President will address the Opening Plenary Session of the
Millennium Summit on September 6, and will remain in New York until
September 8, when the Summit concludes.  During the Summit, the President
will also conduct bilateral meetings with foreign leaders.

     The theme of the Millennium Summit is ?The Role of the United Nations
in the 2lst Century,? and the Summit will provide a forum for heads of
state and government to address the challenges facing the UN in the new
Millennium.


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