Statement by Assistant
to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the Afghanistan Accords
April 12, 1988
Geneva accords call for four
instruments as outlined by Secretary Shultz yesterday in the briefing room. In
addition, the Secretary noted our insistence that the obligations of the
guarantors be symmetrical. We are satisfied that the Soviets understand our
view and intent regarding the guarantees, i.e., that they must be symmetrical.
Our position on this issue will be made publicly clear to all parties in a
statement the United States will issue at the time
of the signing.