U.S.-Canada Joint News Conference
Following their meeting on the events in the Soviet Union, Canadian Prime Minister Mulroney and U.S. President Bush held a news conference to discuss their respective countries' foreign policy toward the Soviet Union following the failed coup of the Soviet government. Canadian Prime Minister Mulroney announced the Canadian government had begun the process of granting formal recognition of the Baltic states of Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia. President Bush, responding to a question on why the U.S. was not granting recognition to the Baltic states, said the U.S. should not make hasty decisions that may result in furthering instability in the Soviet Union. Canadian Prime Minister Mulroney spoke and responded to questions in both French and English, alternating the languages. close
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