[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.