105 STAT. 702 PUBLIC LAW 102-138—OCT. 28, 1991 22 USC 2452 SEC. 228. NEAR AND MIDDLE EAST RESEARCH AND TRAINING. (a) NEAR AND MIDDLE EAST STUDIES.— The Director of the United States Information Agency may expend from the amount authorized for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, such sums as are appropriate to assist graduate and postdoctoral studies by United States scholars on the Near and Middle East. (b) REPORT.— The Director of the United States Information Agency shall prepare and submit to the President and the Congress at the end of each fiscal year in which assistance is provided under subsection (a) a report concerning such assistance. (c) RECOMMENDATIONS. —Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Director of the United States Information Agency, in consultation with qualified government agencies and appropriate private organizations and individuals, shall submit to the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives recommendations concerning the conduct of educational and cultural exchange programs administered and funded by the Agency. (d) DEFINITION,—For purposes of this section, the term "Near and Middle East" refers to the region consisting of those countries and peoples covered by the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs of the Department of State on the day before the date of the enactment of this Act. 22 USC 2452 SEC. 229. SCHOLARSHIPS FOR VIETNAMESE. (a) IN GENERAL. — Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Information Agency shall make available for each of the fiscal years 1992 and 1993, 15 scholarships for Vietnamese residents in Vietnam qualified to study in the United States for the purpose of studying in the United States. Each scholarship made available under this subsection shall be for not less than one semester of study in a United States college or university. (b) PREFERENCE IN AWARDING SCHOLARSHIPS.— In awarding scholarships under this section, preference shall be given to candidates intending to pursue studies in economics and commercial law. PART C—BUREAU OF BROADCASTING SEC. 231. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. There are authorized to be appropriated to the United States Information Agency for the Bureau of Broadcasting for carrying out title V of the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 and the Radio Broadcasting to Cuba Act the following amounts: (1) SALARIES AND EXPENSES. —For "Salaries and Expenses", $196,942,000 for the fiscal year 1992 and $216,815,000 for the fiscal year 1993. (2) TELEVISION AND FILM SERVICE. —For "Television and Film Service", $33,185,000 for the fiscal year 1992 and $34,476,000 for the fiscal year 1993. (3) ACQUISITION AND CONSTRUCTION OF RADIO FACILITIES. — For "Acquisition and Construction of Radio Facilities", $98,043,000 for the fiscal year 1992 and $103,000,000 for the fiscal year 1993.