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Smiles In A Distant Land

Wed., Nov. 12, 1997

The overriding theme of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s eight-day goodwill trip to former Soviet republics Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine is the inherent partnership of the world’s people. On a more pragmatic level, President Clinton and the State Department asked the first lady to make the journey to the Central Asian region to promote U.S. interests as some of the governments consider striking trade and oil deals with such hostile nations as Iran and Iraq. She opened her tour with a visit to Almaty, Kazakhstan, where she was joined, above, by greeters in spectacular native dress.



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