Statement on the
Upcoming Soviet-United States
have just been briefed by my national security adviser Colin Powell on the
detailed results of the
was very pleased that the two Ministers cleared away remaining obstacles to
completion of an INF treaty. While details remain to be worked out, I look
forward to signing this historic agreement with General Secretary Gorbachev at
I was also briefed on the results of the discussions that were held on human rights, regional, bilateral, and other arms control issues. I will be pursuing these issues with General Secretary Gorbachev. I am pleased that we also have agreement with the Soviets on a summit schedule that emphasizes the businesslike nature of the meeting and includes ample opportunity for the General Secretary and me to exchange views on a wide range of issues.
We have also included social and other events that will provide the General Secretary insight into our intellectual and business communities. He will also be in contact with Members of Congress. Nancy and I look forward to receiving General Secretary and Mrs. Gorbachev.