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Hungarian Leader, Clinton To Meet

April 19, 1999

WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Clinton will play host to Hungarian President Arpad Goncz for a state visit from June 7 to June 9, the White House announced Monday.

``The visit will celebrate Hungary’s long struggle for freedom, democracy and human rights,″ White House press secretary Joe Lockhart said in a prepared statement.

Goncz was jailed for six years for his role in the 1956 Hungarian revolution.

Clinton and his Hungarian counterpart were expected to discuss Hungary’s role as a new member of in NATO and the crisis in Kosovo.

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