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Memorandum on Presidential Waiver on Furnishing Assistance to the United Nations To Support the Reestablishment of Police Forces in Somalia

September 30, 1993

Presidential Determination No. 93-43

Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Secretary of Defense

Pursuant to the Authority vested in me by sections 552(c)(2) and 614(a)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 2348a(c)(2) and 2364(a)(1) (the "Act"), I hereby determine that:

(1) as a result of an unforeseen emergency, the provision of assistance under Chapter 6 of Part II of the Act in amounts in excess of funds otherwise available for such assistance is important to the national interests of the United States;

(2) such unforeseen emergency requires the immediate provision of assistance under Chapter 6 of Part II of the Act; and

(3) it is important to the security interests of the United States to provide commodities and services from the inventory and resources of the Department of Defense, of an aggregate value not to exceed $ 25 million, and to furnish up to $ 2 million in Economic Support Funds (ESF), to the United Nations for purposes of providing assistance towards the reestablishment of police, prisons, or other law enforcement forces of Somalia, without regard to section 518 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1993 ( Public Law 102-391), and sections 620(q) and 660 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.), or any other provision of law within the scope of section 614.

Therefore, I hereby direct the drawdown of commodities and services from the inventory and resources of the Department of Defense of an aggregate value not to exceed $ 25 million, for the United Nations in support of peacekeeping operations related to the reestablishment of police forces in Somalia, and the furnishing of up to $ 2 million in ESF to the United Nations for these purposes.

The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to report this determination to the Congress and to arrange for its publication in the Federal Register.


WILLIAM J. CLINTON

THE WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, September 30, 1993.

Editorial note: For the statement by the Press Secretary on Somalia, see issue 39, page 1885 of the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents.

William J. Clinton, Memorandum on Presidential Waiver on Furnishing Assistance to the United Nations To Support the Reestablishment of Police Forces in Somalia Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/327733

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