For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
June 16, 2001
Remarks by President Bush and Russian President Putin in Photo Opportunity
Brdo Pri Kranju, Slovenia
2:45 P.M. (L)
Q Mr. President, any
thoughts about this first meeting?
PRESIDENT PUTIN: -- first
impression, it was a good first impression.
PRESIDENT BUSH: I rest my
case. (Laughter.) We're going to have a very good
meeting. And I've been looking forward to this for a long
period of time; we find we have a lot in common. And I'm so
honored the President came here -- I know it's inconvenient to travel
such a long distance, Mr. President --
PRESIDENT PUTIN: We know about the
very latest statements of President Bush in Warsaw, and that's a very
good foundation for us to proceed.
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, all.
2:46 P.M. (L)