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105 STAT. 658 PUBLIC LAW 102-138—OCT. 28, 1991 tion. Except as provided under paragraph (3), the Secretary shall suspend or terminate services to a Federal agency which has not made full payment for services under this section 180 days after the date of notification. Any costs associated with a suspension or termination of services shall be the responsibility of, and shall be billed to, the Federal agency. "(3) The Secretary of State may waive the requirement for suspension or termination under paragraph (2) with respect to such services as the Secretary determines are necessary to ensure the protection of life and the safety of United States Government property. A waiver may be issued for a period not to exceed one year and may be renewed.". SEC. 119. INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS. The State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 is amended by adding after section 49 the following: "INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS 22 USC 2722. "SEC. 50. (a) AUTHORITY To PAY EXPENSES. —I f the United States Government hosts an international meeting or conference in the United States, the Secretary of State is authorized to pay all reasonable expenses of such meeting or conference. Such expenses may include rental of quarters O^y contract or otherwise) and personal services. "Qo) RETENTION OF REIMBURSEMENTS. — To the extent provided in an appropriation Act, transfers of funds or other reimbursements for payments under subsection (a) are authorized to be retained and credited to the appropriate appropriation account of the Department of State which is available.". SEC. 120. AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS. Section 2 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2669) is amended— (1) in subsection (j)> by striking out "and"; (2) in subsection (k), by striking out the period and inserting in lieu thereof "; and"; and (3) by adding after subsection (k) the following new subsection: "(1) pay obligations arising under international agreements, conventions, and binational contracts to the extent otherwise authorized by law.". SEC. 121. CHILDCARE FACILITIES AT CERTAIN POSTS ABROAD. Section 31 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2703) is amended in subsection (e) by striking out "1990 and 1991," and inserting in lieu thereof "1992 and 1993,". 22 USC 2652b. SEC. 122. ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SOUTH ASIAN AFFAIRS. (a) ESTABLISHMENT OF POSITION.— T here is established in the Department of State the position of Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs, which is in addition to the positions provided under the first section of the Act of May 26, 1949 (22 U.S.C. 2652). President. (b) APPOINTMENT. —The Assistant Secretary shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. (c) RESPONSIBILITIES. — The Assistant Secretary shall have responsibility within the Department of State with respect to India, Paki-