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Clinton / European Trip / National Defense System / AIDS in Africa / United States -German Relations #435384

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 31, 2000
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Lisbon: John King) President Clinton's meeting with European leaders about the controversial United States missile defense system program featured. [CLINTON - says there is a threat that states and rogue elements will acquire nuclear weapons.] The trade issue mentioned.

(Lisbon, Portugal: Major Garrett) US-European Union consensus on fighting the AIDS epidemic in Africa featured. [CLINTON - comments on AIDS.] [National Security Adviser Samuel BERGER - says countries could implode due to the epidemic.] [World Bank HIV/AIDS coordinator Debrework ZEWDIE - comments on the epidemic.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Clinton's next stop in Germany introduced.

(Berlin: Chris Burns) The status of US-German relations on the eve of Clinton's visit outlined; details given of several issues including the US missile defense system program. [Germany Foreign Policy Society Karl KAISER - says the style of communicating must adapt to changing times.] [Aspen Institution of Berlin Christian TUSCHHOFF - cites the special nature of the Charlemagne award to Clinton.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The Middle East peace issue mentioned; details given of Clinton's conversation with Palestinian Authority president Yasir Arafat and coming meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.

Burns, Chris;
Garrett, Major;
King, John;
Woodruff, Judy

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