ACCESSION NUMBER:289970 FILE ID:POL507 DATE:06/18/93 TITLE:WHITE HOUSE REPORT, FRIDAY, JUNE 18 (06/18/93) TEXT:*93061807.POL WHITE HOUSE REPORT, FRIDAY, JUNE 18 (Japan, ambassadors) (370) NEWS BRIEFING -- Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers discussed the following topic: NO CONFIDENCE VOTE FOR MIYAZAWA WON'T DISRUPT G-7 SUMMIT Myers said the no confidence vote for Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa is not expected to adversely affect U.S.-Japanese relations and the plans for the upcoming Economic Summit in Tokyo July 7-9. "Obviously, it's an internal matter," she said. "But we expect to continue to work with Japan under any circumstances and move forward with the framework for trade and other issues, and we look forward to the G-7 (Group of Seven summit)." New Japanese elections are expected to come later in July following the Economic Summit. Myers said that the political situation in Japan could perhaps slow down U.S.-Japanese negotiations aimed at completing by the July Summit a framework accord for dealing with bilateral trade problems. But she said she is still hopeful that an accord can be reached by the summit. "We expect to have a good relationship with the government of Japan as they go through this change, and beyond that," Myers said. OTHER DEVELOPMENTS: ENVOYS NAMED TO ICELAND, URUGUAY President Clinton June 18 announced his intention to nominate Foreign Service officer Parker Borg to be ambassador to Iceland and historian Thomas Dodd to be ambassador to Uruguay. Borg currently serves as special adviser on international crime and justice at the State Department. He was previously ambassador-designate to Burma, principal deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of International Narcotics, and acting coordinator in the Bureau of International 1ommunications. He also has served in Mali, Zaire, Vietnam and Malaysia. Dodd is an associate professor of history at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, where he has taught since 1966. Dodd, whose work has focused primarily on Latin America, also has taught at the Department of State's Foreign Service Institute, the Interamerican Defense College, Defense Intelligence College and National Defense University. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras and also served as an OAS (Organization of American States) election observer in Nicaragua. NNNN .