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The Michigan Daily - Friday, February 11, 1994 - 13

BOSNIA
Continued from page,
about the reliability of vital commu-
nications links, celebrated in Cold
War lore, between two technically
advanced countries.
Clinton said yesterday the attempts
will continue. "I am trying to get in
touch with him, and he knows that I
will take the call whenever we can put
*it together," he said.
White House technicians tried to
hook up the leaders a number of times
between late morning and early after-
noon Wednesday, without success.
Clinton went to bed Wednesday night
expecting to be awakened for a call
from Yeltsin's dacha. But the call
never came.
The snag marked at least the sec-
ond time that secure phones have
caused diplomatic problems - or
offered convenient excuses - during
the Clinton administration. U.S. offi-
cials say British Prime Minister John
Major's complaints about Clinton not
returning his calls arose because of
difficulties with the same bug-prone
phones,
The technicians tried again yes-
terday, and plan to repeat their efforts
tomorrow. Because of the eight-hour
time difference between Moscow and
Washington, there are only about five
or six hours when calls are conve-
nient to both leaders, official say.
The United States and Russia have
been linked by a celebrated "hot line"
since the 1960s, but it can be used to
transmit written messages only, be-
cause it does not carry voices. An-
other voice line was installed last
December between the offices of the
U.S. secretary of defense and his Rus-
sian counterpart.
U.S. officials insisted Yeltsin had
no intention of snubbing Clinton. This
was signaled, they said, by communi-
cations at the staff level, between
national security adviser Anthony
Lake, U.N. Ambassador Madeleine
Albright and their counterparts.
And they insisted the technology
did not present real problems.
"If there was a real emergency,
3 we'd be able to hook up," said Dee
Dee Myers, the White House press
secretary.

U.S., Japan
work for last
minute deal
on trade pact
THE WASHINGTON POST
WASHINGTON - Today is the
day of reckoning for the United States
and Japan in their continuing disputes
over trade.
U.S. and Japanese officials made
a final attempt yesterday to prevent
painful failure of today's summit be-
tween President Clinton and Prime
Minister Morihiro Hosokawa, a meet-
ing that was intended to mark the
beginning of a new partnership be-
tween the economic powers.
Clinton administration officials
continued to say that the prospects for
making a deal are grim. "The rain has
stopped, the tarp is off the field, the
players are back on, but that's as far as
we've gotten," said a U.S. official.
The difficulties the two sides now
are encountering were predicted from
the start, at the G-7 economic summit
in Tokyo last July.
From the moment Clinton and
then-Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa
announced a new "framework" for
addressing trade issues, it was clear
that the two sides had dramatically
different views about what that meant.
Their disagreement was papered over
in Tokyo as both sides, for their own
political purposes, sought to put a
successful spin on the summit.
Seven months later, it has spun

AIESEC alums celebrate 30th
anniversary at 'U' with dinner

By MPATANISHI TAYARI
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
Many organizations on campus
attempt to make positive impacts on
the University community, but
AIESEC Michigan members strive to
make positive impacts on the interna-
tional community as shown during a
benefit dinner celebrating its 30th
anniversary.
Unbeknownst to many, AIESEC
is an international business-oriented
organization composed of more than
60,000 members throughout 78 coun-
tries.
Last night's benefit dinner at the
Michigan Union proved to be worth-
while as guests attending the capri-
cious event enjoyed a corporate re-
ception and meal. Guests included
many local, state and international
business people.
Dinner was followed with note-
worthy speeches by Stuart Dow, Eli
Cohen, James Downes and Jeremy
Findley - all of whom are or have
been affiliated with AIESEC.
Cohen, who served as student di-
rector for the midwest region of the
U.S. branch of AIESEC, spoke of
AIESEC in the 1960s as that which
"provide(ed) students at the Univer-
sity of Michigan with unique experi-
ences."
He asked those present to "chal-
lenge this association!" Cohen advo-
cated "recreat(ing) the '60s to make

AIESEC better."
On the same note, Dow, an actual
founding member of AIESEC at the
University, relayed to those present
that "the lesson of the '60s is still the
lesson of the '90s.
"We must learn to understand other
countries, but we must be sure that
other countries understand us," said
Dow, vice president of the Private
Clientele Group at Merrill Lynch.
Jeremy Findley, the current na-
tional president of AIESEC, con-
cluded the speech section of the pro-
gram by giving a lively and informa-
tive rendition of his experiences with
the University's AIESEC chapter.
"AIESEC is aperfect step between
college and the real world," Findley
asserted.
He also declared that "Something
very key to AIESEC United States is
to bring everyone together as they do
here at AIESEC Michigan."
In respect to AIESEC's goal of
attaining even more international sup-
port, Findley proposed a challenge.
"Don't be afraid to call companies
and alum. It is very important that we
just come out and ask.
"Take this as an opportunity to
make AIESEC United States a bigger
and better thing, ... We need to ex-
change more people - it's not as
relevant yesterday as it is today."
AIESEC is an international asso-
ciation business students.

AP PHOTO
Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa and his wife stop in Washington.

itself out, and the same issue that
divided the two countries in Tokyo
appears little closer to resolution.
In July, the governments agreed
on what they described as an new
approach to alleviating the chronic
U.S. trade deficit with Japan and open-
ing Japanese markets to U.S. goods.
Under the new approach, they
agreed that Japan would make "highly
significant" reductions in its overall

$131 billion trade surplus - nearly
half of which has been amassed in
trade with the United States.
They also agreed to measure
progress in specific industrial sec-
tors, using what the framework agree-
ment described as "objective criteria,
either qualitative or quantitative," to
determine whether companies had
made strides in penetrating the Japa-
nese market.

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