president Bill Clinton har sänt republikens
president Martti Ahtisaari följande brev:
I want to thank you for making the Sarajevo Summit
such a success. Clearly, you had not planned to
assume this task so early in your European Union
Presidency, but it is a tribute to your leadership
and your Government's commitment to the region that
the meeting was a resounding success. Your Summit
Coordinator, Alpo Rusi, earned our admiration and
respect for his work in Sarajevo. Furthermore, I also
appreciate the excellent work done by your Foreign
Ministry in drafting the Final Summit Declaration.
The Summit propelled the Stability Pact forward with
the momentum needed to achieve its ambitious goals in
the months ahead. I hope that you share my sense of
urgency to quickly translate this success into
concrete actions. My team is working hard on the
specific trade and investment initiatives announced.
Before the first meeting of the regional table in
September, I also hope that the EU and your
Government will be able to announce new, expansive,
and ambitious measures. Continued progress on the
Stability Pact can make a significant contribution
towards a successful U.S. - EU Summit at the end of
Again, thank you for arranging this critical Summit.
I look forward to working closely with you as we
continue our overall efforts and build a more
peaceful and democratic Southeast Europe.
Mr. Martti Ahtisaari,
President of the Republic of Finland,