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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1980

94 STAT. 3160

PUBLIC LAW 96-533—DEC. 16, 1980 INTERAGENCY GROUP ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND FOREIGN ASSISTANCE

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SEC. 710. It is the sense of the Congress that— (1) the Interagency Group on Human Rights and Foreign Assistance has been an effective mechanism for coordinating and implementing United States human rights policies; (2) the President should consider establishing the Interagency Group on a more permanent basis; (3) the Interagency Group should examine proposals for not only economic assistance but also for security assistance; and (4) the President should report his recommendations for strengthening the Interagency Group to the Congress no later than July 1, 1981. P E A C E IN THE MIDDLE EAST

22 USC 3401 "ote.

SEC. 711. (a) It is the sense of the Congress that all parties to the Arab-Israeli conflict need to reaffirm their unequivocal commitment to the peace process in order to achieve further progress toward a comprehensive settlement, to reinforce the principles of the Camp David accords, and to take actions to encourage parties not currently involved in the peace process to become active participants in peace efforts. 03) It is further the sense of the Congress that to further these goals (1) all parties to the conflict should accept Israel's unequivocal right to exist within secure and recognized borders; (2) the Governments of Israel and Egypt should maintain and strengthen their commitment to the process of normalization of relations and continue actions to support that commitment; (3) the Governments of Israel and Egypt should reaffirm their commitment to United Nations Resolution 242 and its applicability, in all its aspects, to territories under negotiations; and (4) the governments of countries in the Middle East should assure that their policies and actions are consistent with the objectives of achieving peace and of involving other parties in the peace process. A S S I S T A N C E FOR JORDAN

22 USC 2151 note.

SEC. 712. It is the sense of the Congress that for Jordan to receive any funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act, it should be judged by the President that Jordan is acting in good faith to achieve peace in the Middle East and that the expenditure of such funds for Jordan will serve to further peace in the Middle East. E X T E R N A L D E B T B U R D E N S O F EGYPT, ISRAEL, PORTUGAL, AND TURKEY

Report to Congress.

SEC. 713. The Congress finds that the Governments of Egypt, Israel, Portugal, and Turkey each have an enormous external debt burden which may be made more difficult by virtue of financing provided for those governments under various United States assistance programs. In Order to assist the Congress in examining United States assistance for these countries, the President shall transmit to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate, no later than January 15, 1981, a report regarding economic conditions prevailing in Egypt, Israel, Portugal, and Turkey which may affect their respective ability to meet their international debt obligations and to stabilize their economies.