Exchange With Reporters Prior to Discussions With President Vladimir Putin of Russia in Kranj
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.
President Bush. Thank you all.
NOTE: The exchange began at 2:45 p.m. at Brdo Castle. A tape was not available for verification of the content of this exchange.
George W. Bush, Exchange With Reporters Prior to Discussions With President Vladimir Putin of Russia in Kranj Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/216501