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Public Papers - 1991

Presidential Determination No. 91 - 35 -- Memorandum on Disaster Assistance for Bangladesh

1991-05-26

Memorandum for the Secretary of State

The Secretary of Defense

Subject: Drawdown of Department of Defense Articles and Services for International Disaster Assistance in Bangladesh

Pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 506(a)(2) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2318(a)(2)) (the ``Act''), I hereby determine that it is in the national interest of the United States to draw down defense articles from the stocks of the Department of Defense and defense services of the Department of Defense, for the purpose of providing international disaster assistance in Bangladesh.

Therefore, I hereby authorize the furnishing of up to million of defense articles from the stocks of the Department of Defense and defense services of the Department of Defense, for the purposes and under the authorities of Chapter 9 of Part I of the Act.

The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to inform the appropriate committees of the Congress of this determination and the obligation of funds under this authority, and to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

George Bush

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 11:42 a.m., June 7, 1991]

Note: This determination was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on May 29.

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