Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the laws of the United States, including Section 686(b) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008 (Div. J, Pub. L. 110-161) (the “Act”), I hereby determine that waiving the requirements of subsection (a) of Section 686 of the Act is important to the national interests of the United States, and I hereby so waive.
This Determination shall be published in the Federal Register and copies shall be provided to the appropriate committees of the Congress.Start Signature
Dated: June 25, 2008.
Secretary of State, Department of State.
[FR Doc. E8-15862 Filed 7-10-08; 8:45 am]
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