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[121 STAT. 781]
[121 STAT. 781]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–83—SEPT. 20, 2007

121 STAT. 781

Public Law 110–83 110th Congress An Act To establish a United States-Poland parliamentary youth exchange program, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ‘‘United States-Poland Parliamentary Youth Exchange Program Act of 2007’’. SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

Sept. 20, 2007 [S. 377] United StatesPoland Parliamentary Youth Exchange Program Act of 2007. 22 USC 2452 note.

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Congress makes the following findings: (1) The United States established diplomatic relations with the newly-formed Polish Republic in April 1919. (2) The United States and Poland have enjoyed close bilateral relations since 1989. (3) Poland became a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in March 1999. (4) Poland became a member of the European Union (EU) in May 2004. (5) Poland has been a strong supporter, both diplomatically and militarily, of efforts led by the United States to combat global terrorism and has contributed troops to the United States-led coalitions in both Afghanistan and Iraq. (6) Poland cooperates closely with the United States on such issues as democratization, nuclear proliferation, human rights, regional cooperation in Eastern Europe, and reform of the United Nations. (7) The United States and Poland seek to ensure enduring ties between both governments and societies. (8) It is important to invest in the youth of the United States and Poland in order to help ensure long-lasting ties between both societies. (9) It is in the interest of the United States to preserve a United States presence in Europe and to continue to contribute to the development of transatlantic relationships. (10) Poland for many years received international and United States financial assistance and is now determined to invest its own resources toward attaining its shared desire with the United States to develop international cooperation.

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