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01 February 2000

Text: Clinton Will Visit India, Bangladesh Week of March 20, 2000

(First-ever U.S. President to visit Bangladesh) (150)

Following is the text of a White House statement announcing a visit to
India and Bangladesh by President Clinton the week of March 20, 2000:

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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 1, 2000

STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY

President Clinton will be travelling to South Asia during the week of
March 20, 2000. He will visit India and Bangladesh. The President
looks forward to laying the groundwork for broadening relations with
both countries on this trip. He will be the first President to visit
India since 1978 and the first ever to visit Bangladesh. No decisions
have been made about other stops.

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Department of State.)