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CHERNOMYRDIN EXPECTS YELTSIN-CLINTON MEETING TO TAKE PLACE AS SCHEDULED IN MARCH, BUT SUGGESTS IT BE TRANSFERRED TO EUROPE WASHINGTON, FEBRUARY 4. /RIA
Novosti correspondent Arkady Orov and Alexander Shishlo/. Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin expects that the upcoming summit meeting between Boris Yeltsin and Bill Clinton will take place as scheduled in March, but he himself will suggest transferring its site to Europe so as not to create an additional load for the Russian President, he said in an interview published in The Washington Post today. Chernomyrdin noted that if the Russian President agrees with this proposal, he will convey it to Washington where the Chairman of the Russian Government is arriving tomorrow and where he will be meeting with Bill Clinton and US Vice-President Albert Gore.

The Prime Minister also said that he is attempting to convince Yeltsin not to be in a hurry and not to work on an all-out scale till his complete recovery. He admitted, however, that the President will hardly take this advice.