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President George W. Bush says that the six-party agreement on North Korea's nuclear program is a victory for multilateral diplomacy:
As part of the agreement, the United States, China, Russia, Japan, and South Korea made commitments to North Korea, said President Bush:
As North Korea shuts down and seals its plutonium production and reprocessing activities and discusses with the other five parties a list of all its nuclear programs, it will receive emergency energy assistance equivalent to fifty-thousand tons of heavy fuel oil. And as North Korea completely declares all of its nuclear programs and disables all of its existing nuclear facilities, it will receive economic, energy, and humanitarian assistance up to the equivalent of one-million tons of heavy fuel oil.
The agreement on North Korea's nuclear program marks "progress," said President Bush. "There's a lot of work to be done to make sure that the commitments made in this agreement become reality," he said, "but I believe it's an important step in the right direction."