Public Papers of Ronald Reagan 
May 1988

May 2, 1988 
Remarks at the Annual Meeting of the United States Chamber of Commerce 
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the President's Meeting With Prime Minister Harri Holkeri of Finland 
Appointment of Andrew H. Card, Jr., as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

May 3, 1988 
Message to the Congress Transmitting the German Democratic Republic-United States Fishery Agreement 
Remarks on Signing the Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week Proclamation 
Proclamation 5807 -- Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week, 1988 
Proclamation 5808 -- National Digestive Disease Awareness Month, 1988 
Proclamation 5809 -- National Drinking Water Week, 1988 
Proclamation 5810 -- Father's Day, 1988 
Remarks at a White House Briefing on Religious Freedom in the Soviet Union

May 4, 1988 
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Members of the National Strategy Forum in Chicago, Illinois

May 5, 1988 
Proclamation 5811 -- National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week, 1988 
Nomination of James P. Moore, Jr., To Be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce 
Message on the Observance of Cinco de Mayo, 1988 
Nomination of Jeffrey Davidow To Be United States Ambassador to Zambia 
Proclamation 5812 -- National Older Americans Abuse Prevention Week, 1988 
Proclamation 5813 -- Public Service Recognition Week, 1988 
Proclamation 5814 -- World Trade Week, 1988

May 6, 1988 
Remarks on the Unemployment Rate and an Informal Exchange With Reporters 
Executive Order 12639 -- Administration of Foreign Relations and Related Functions 
Proclamation 5815 -- National Safe Boating Week, 1988

May 7, 1988 
Radio Address to the Nation on the Soviet-United States Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

May 9, 1988 
Proclamation 5816 -- National Maritime Day, 1988 
Proclamation 5817 -- National Fishing Week, 1988 
Nomination of Christopher W.S. Ross To Be United States Ambassador to Algeria 
Remarks at the Presentation Ceremony for the Small Business Person of the Year Awards 
Message to the Congress Transmitting the Annual Report on the State of Small Business 
Designation of Edward E. Hood, Jr., as Vice Chairman of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee

May 10, 1988 
Remarks on Presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Lord Peter Carrington 
Executive Order 12640 -- The President's Committee on Employment of People With Disabilities 
Message to the Congress Transmitting the Annual Report of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting 
Proclamation 5818 -- Just Say No Week, 1988 
Proclamation 5819 -- National Osteoporosis Prevention Week, 1988 
Proclamation 5820 -- National Foster Care Month, 1988 
Proclamation 5821 -- Older Americans Month, 1988 
Nomination of Richard Llewellyn Williams To Be United States Ambassador to Mongolia

May 11, 1988 
Appointment of Louis F. Laun as a Commissioner-Observer on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe 
Statement on the Death of Tabatha Foster 
Remarks at the Annual Republican Congressional Fundraising Dinner

May 12, 1988 
Statement Endorsing George Bush's Candidacy for President 
Proclamation 5822 -- National Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Week, 1988

May 13, 1988 
Appointment of Peter M. Robinson as Special Assistant to the President and Speechwriter 
Remarks on Signing the National Safe Kids Week Proclamation 
Proclamation 5823 -- National Safe Kids Week, 1988 
Nomination of David S.C. Chu To Be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

May 14, 1988 
Radio Address to the Nation on Free and Fair Trade

May 16, 1988 
Proclamation 5824 -- Flag Day and National Flag Week, 1988 
Remarks to Direct Connection Program Participants 
Nomination of Margaret Chase Hager To Be a Member of the National Council on the Handicapped

May 17, 1988 
Statement on Bipartisan Congressional Efforts To Improve United States Intelligence Capabilities 
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the President's Meeting With Foreign Minister Shimon Peres of Israel 
Message on the Observance of Police Week and Police Officers' Memorial Day, May 1988 
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters

May 18, 1988 
Remarks at the United States Coast Guard Academy Commencement Ceremony in New London, Connecticut

May 19, 1988 
Interview With Foreign Television Journalists 
Proclamation 5825 -- National Rural Health Awareness Week, 1988 
Statement on Signing the Appalachian States Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Consent Act 
Remarks at the White House News Photographers Association Annual Dinner 
Written Responses to Questions Submitted by the Finnish Newspaper Helsingin Sanomat 
Written Responses to Questions Submitted by the Soviet Magazine Ogonek

May 20, 1988 
Remarks at a Cuban Independence Day Ceremony 
Proclamation 5826 -- Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 1988 
Appointment of Roger Bolton as Special Assistant to the President for Public Liaison 
Statement on Signing the Radiation-Exposed Veterans Compensation Act of 1988 
Nomination of William Andreas Brown To Be United States Ambassador to Israel 
Message to the Senate Transmitting the Convention Against Torture and Inhuman Treatment or Punishment 
Appointment of Ronald P. Andrade as a Member of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education 
Message to the Senate Transmitting the Protocol on Acts of Violence at International Airports 
Executive Order 12641 -- John C. Stennis Space Center 
Interview With Soviet Television Journalists Valentin Zorin and Boris Kalyagin

May 21, 1988 
Radio Address to the Nation on Armed Forces Day 
Remarks at the American Film Institute's Preservation Ball Honoring Fred Astaire

May 23, 1988 
Remarks at the Presentation Ceremony for the ``E'' and ``E Star'' Awards 
Nomination of John P. LaWare To Be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 
Address to the Citizens of Western Europe 
Written Responses to Questions Submitted by Southeast Asian News Organizations

May 24, 1988 
Nomination of Harold G. Christensen To Be Deputy Attorney General 
Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Reporting on the Cyprus Conflict 
Message to the House of Representatives Returning Without Approval the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 
Nomination of Timothy L. Coyle To Be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development 
Statement on Aid to the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance 
White House Statement on the 1989 Federal Education Budget Amendments 
Interview With European Journalists

May 25, 1988 
Remarks on Departure for the Soviet-United States Summit in Moscow 
Proclamation 5828 -- National NHS-NeighborWorks Week, 1988

May 27, 1988 
Remarks to the Paasikivi Society and the League of Finnish-American Societies in Helsinki, Finland 
Statement on Senate Ratification of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty 
Statement on the Retirement of Representative John Duncan of Tennessee

May 28, 1988 
Radio Address to the Nation on the Soviet-United States Summit Meeting in Moscow

May 29, 1988 
Remarks at the Opening Ceremony of the Soviet-United States Summit Meeting in Moscow

May 30, 1988 
Remarks to Religious Leaders at the Danilov Monastery in Moscow 
Remarks to Soviet Dissidents at Spaso House in Moscow 
Toasts of the President and General Secretary Gorbachev of the Soviet Union at the State Dinner in Moscow

May 31, 1988 
Remarks at a Luncheon Hosted by Artists and Cultural Leaders in Moscow 
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With the Students and Faculty at Moscow State University 
Toasts at a State Dinner Hosted by the President at Spaso House in Moscow 
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the Soviet-United States Strategic Ballistic Missile Launch Notification Agreement