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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
Taken Questions of September 9, 1993

1.  SOUTH KOREA 
Q.  Any details on Assistant Secretary Gallucci's trip to South Korea?

 A.  ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ROBERT L. 
GALLUCCI WILL MEET WITH SOUTH KOREAN OFFICIALS IN SEOUL TOMORROW AND 
SATURDAY.

 --THEY WILL DISCUSS A VARIETY OF MATTERS OF MUTUAL CONCERN, INCLUDING 
BILATERAL AND MULTILATERAL EFFORTS TO RESOLVE THE NORTH KOREA NUCLEAR 
ISSUE.


2.  CUBA: 
Q.  Cuba published a decree legalizing self-employment for craftsmen, 
repair workers and other trades.  What is your reaction?

A.  WE HAVE LONG ENCOURAGED BOTH POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC REFORM IN CUBA.  
THE CUBAN PEOPLE HAVE TOO LONG BEEN DENIED THEIR RIGHTS TO SPEAK AND 
WORK FREELY.

--THE DECREE JUST ISSUED APPARENTLY DEFINES ABOUT 100 TYPES OF WORK 
WHICH CUBANS WILL BE ABLE TO PERFORM AS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS.  IT 
CONTAINS A NUMBER OF LIMITATIONS.

--THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT HAS DISCUSSED THIS MEASURE FOR OVER A YEAR.

--WE WILL STUDY THE DECREE AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY, SEE HOW IT WORKS IN 
PRACTICE BEFORE WE STATE AN OPINION.(###)

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