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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
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For Immediate Release September 14, 2000


PRESS BRIEFING
BY
JOE LOCKHART

The James S. Brady Briefing Room


1:35 P.M. EDT


Q Joe, can you talk in detail about tomorrow's Prime Minister of
India's visit to the White House? What is on the agenda really? The
two leaders are going to talk in private, and also --

MR. LOCKHART: Well, as far as the meetings, I think, as you all
know, the Prime Minister has a very full schedule outside of the White
House. I think he was up at Congress today. He's got some other
meetings. But for tomorrow, he will come over here, he'll have a small
meeting of -- a small group meeting with the President, then a larger,
bringing in some of the other ministers and advisors from our side.
Then the President and the Prime Minister will have a chance to spend
some time with you all, and then, over the weekend, we will have the
dinner. ...
Q Joe, going back on the Prime Minister's visit. On Capitol
Hill he called for this administration, that U.S. and India should have
a stronger security relations now. India has really too hostile
neighbors, one side military, Pakistan, and other side communist China.
So anything coming of doing there talks at the White House about China,
U.S. --

MR. LOCKHART: I certainly expect that security will be an
important part of the discussion. I certainly expect the Prime Minister
to be given a full chance to air all of the issues of concern to him in
all of the areas where we work so successfully together.

END 2:00 P.M. EDT