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16 January 1998

TEXT: STATE DEPT. ON ALBRIGHT, CZECH PRIME MINISTER JAN. 16

(Albright, Tosovsky discussed NATO, economic reform) (150)



Washington -- The State Department announced January 16 that Secretary
of State Madeleine Albright had spoken with Czech caretaker Prime
Minister Josef Tosovsky and the two had discussed NATO membership and
economic reform.


Following is the text of the announcement:



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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Office of the Spokesman

January 16, 1998



STATEMENT BY JAMES P. RUBIN, SPOKESMAN



SECRETARY ALBRIGHT CONVERSATION WITH CZECH PRIME MINISTER



Secretary of State Albright spoke today with Czech caretaker Prime
Minister Josef Tosovsky.


Prime Minister Tosovsky told the Secretary that NATO membership will
be the top priority of his administration. He also expressed strong
support for continuing economic reform measures.


The Secretary welcomed these remarks and wished Tosovsky success in
achieving progress on these two crucial policy goals.


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