Pursuant to the authority vested in the Secretary of State, including under section 7046 (b)(1)(B) and section 7046(b)(2) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2009 (Div. H, Pub. L. 111-8 (“FY 2009 SFOAA”), I hereby determine, certify, and report that the Colombian Armed Forces are meeting the conditions contained in section 7046(b)(1)(B) and section 7046(b)(2).
The Department of State has periodically consulted with internationally recognized human rights organizations regarding the Colombian Armed Forces' progress in meeting the above-mentioned conditions, as provided in section 7046(c) of the FY 2009 SFOAA.
This Determination and Certification shall be published in the Federal Register and copies shall be transmitted to the appropriate committees of Congress.Start Signature
Dated: September 8, 2009.
James B. Steinberg,
Deputy Secretary of State.
[FR Doc. E9-22174 Filed 9-14-09; 8:45 am]
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