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PUBLIC LAW 105-292—OCT. 27, 1998 112 STAT. 2805 (A) request consultation with the government of such country regarding the violations giving rise to designation of that country as a country of particular concern for religious freedom or to Presidential action under section 401; and (B) if agreed to, enter into such consultations, privately or publicly. (2) USE OF MULTILATERAL FORA.—I f the President determines it to be appropriate, such consultations may be sought and may occur in a multilateral forum, but, in any event, the President shall consult with appropriate foreign governments for the purposes of achieving a coordinated international policy on actions that may be taken with respect to a country described in subsection (a), prior to implementing any such action. (3) ELECTION OF NONDISCLOSURE OF NEGOTIATIONS TO PUBLIC.— I f negotiations are undertaken or an agreement is concluded with a foreign government regarding steps to cease the pattern of violations by that government, and if public disclosure of such negotiations or agreement would jeopardize the negotiations or the implementation of such agreement, as the case may be, the President may refrain from disclosing such negotiations and such agreement to the public, except that the President shall inform the appropriate congressional committees of the nature and extent of such negotiations and any agreement reached. (c) DUTY TO CONSULT WITH HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATIONS. — The President should consult with appropriate humanitarian and religious organizations concerning the potential impact of United States policies to promote freedom of religion in countries described in subsection (a). (d) DUTY TO CONSULT WITH UNITED STATES INTERESTED PARTIES. —The President shall, as appropriate, consult with United States interested parties as to the potential impact of intended Presidential action or actions in countries described in subsection (a) on economic or other interests of the United States. SEC. 404. REPORT TO CONGRESS. 22 USC 6444. (a) IN GENERAL.—Subject to subsection (b), not later than 90 days after the President decides to take action under section 401 in response to violations of religious freedom and the President decides to take action under paragraphs (9) through (15) of section 405(a) (or commensurate action in substitution thereto) with respect to that country, or not later than 90 days after the President designates a country as a country of particular concern for religious freedom under section 402, as the case may be, the President shall submit a report to Congress containing the following: (1) IDENTIFICATION OF PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS. —An identification of the Presidential action or actions described in paragraphs (9) through (15) of section 405(a) (or commensurate action in substitution thereto) to be taken with respect to the foreign country. (2) DESCRIPTION OF VIOLATIONS.— A description of the violations giving rise to the Presidential action or actions to be taken, (3) PURPOSE OF PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS. — A description of the purpose of the Presidential action or actions.