[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1997, Book II)]
[November 21, 1997]
[Page 1630]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

Statement on the Korean Peninsula Peace Process
November 21, 1997

    I am pleased with the agreement reached today in New York to begin 
plenary talks on December 9 in Geneva to achieve a lasting peace on the 
Korean Peninsula. It carries forward the four-party peace initiative 
President Kim Yong-sam and I launched in April 1996. In Geneva, the four 
parties--the United States, the Republic of Korea, the Democratic 
People's Republic of Korea, and the People's Republic of China--will 
together discuss how we can secure a stable and permanent peace on the 
Korean Peninsula. There is a lot of hard work ahead. But this is an 
important first step and the United States is prepared to be a full 
partner in helping the Korean people build a future of peace.