ACCESSION NUMBER:265346 FILE ID:POL105 DATE:02/01/93 TITLE:WHITE HOUSE REPORT, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1 (02/01/93) TEXT:*93020105.POL WHITE HOUSE REPORT, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1 (Mulroney/U.S. visit, Bosnia, intelligence community, Haiti) (340) NEWS BRIEFING -- Communications Director George Stephanopoulos discussed the following topics: CLINTON SLATES TALKS WITH MULRONEY President Clinton will meet February 5 with Canadian Prime Minister Mulroney, Stephanopoulos announced. The two leaders "will be discussing the range of bilateral issues of trade and investment between our two countries," he said, adding, "I assume they will talk about the North American Free Trade Agreement." REVIEW ON BOSNIA CONTINUES On prospects for negotiating a solution on the crisis in Bosnia-Hercegovina now that the talks have been broken off, Stephanopoulos noted that Secretary of State Christopher is receiving a report on how the talks have gone. "And we continue to hope that the parties...are able to work out a settlement," he added. Asked why the United States is not taking a more activist role in the situation, Stephanopoulos replied: "The president believes this is a serious situation....We have an intensive review going on right now by the National Security Council and the advisers, and we continue to review our options." INTELLIGENCE FUNCTIONS SHOULD ADAPT TO "NEW WORLD" Asked how the U.S. intelligence community may function differently under the current administration, Stephanopoulos noted that the president has talked about "trying to make the CIA (Central Intelligence Community relevant to the 'new world' and the new kinds of technology that we have right now, and, secondly, to focus more on economic interests and economic intelligence." 1 POLICY ON HAITI UNCHANGED On Haiti, Stephanopoulos reiterated that Clinton's position has not changed when he was asked about reports that some 300 Haitians -- many suffering from AIDS -- in Guantanamo Bay are going on a hunger strike trying to be brought to the United States. Clinton "wants to make sure that we continue to do everything we can to reach a negotiated settlement to bring democracy back to Haiti, but if people leave, they will be returned," Stephanopoulos said. NNNN .