Exchange With Reporters Prior to Discussions With President Martti Ahtisaari of Finland in Helsinki
Summit With President Boris Yeltsin of Russia
Q. Mr. President, what did you think of President Yeltsin's conciliatory remarks on his arrival here?
The President. I was quite encouraged. I felt good about it. I'm looking forward to the meeting. And I thank President Ahtisaari for making it possible for us to be here.
Q. Are you finding—how are you finding a bum knee? Is that compatible with international diplomacy?
The President. So far we're doing all right. My knee and I are getting around pretty well.
NOTE: The exchange began at 5:48 p.m. in the Yellow Room at the Presidential Palace. A tape was not available for verification of the content of this exchange.
William J. Clinton, Exchange With Reporters Prior to Discussions With President Martti Ahtisaari of Finland in Helsinki Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/224260