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H.Con.Res. 166 (ih) Expressing the sense of the Congress that the United States should adopt a ``One China, One Taiwan Policy'' which reflects the present day reality that Taiwan and China are two separate nations. [Introduced in House] ...
106th CONGRESS 1st Session H. CON. RES. 165 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES November 17, 1999 Received November 19, 1999 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations _______________________________________________________________________ CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Expressing United States policy toward the Slovak Republic. Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), SECTION 1. FINDINGS. The Congress finds the following: (1) Elections held in May 1999 brought the first ever popularly elected President of the Slovak Republic to office and demonstrated the commitment of the Slovak people to full economic reforms, democratic government, and western ideals. (2) The parliamentary elections held in September 1998 brought to office a coalition government in the Slovak Republic which has shown its commitment to economic reforms through economic austerity measures approved in May 1999, increased foreign investments through privatization of markets that were formerly state controlled, and discipline in government and currency policies. (3) The Government of the Slovak Republic formed after the elections of September 1998 has renewed efforts to ensure the proper treatment of its citizens, regardless of ethnic background, including those of ethnic Hungarian background through the placement of three ethnic Hungarians in the cabinet of the Government (including the Deputy Premier for Human and Minority Rights), and through the passage of the Minority Language Use Act on July 10, 1999, in accordance with European Union guidelines, which will take effect on September 1, 1999, to protect the rights of all citizens. (4) The Government of the Slovak Republic has made Slovakia's integration into pan-European and trans-Atlantic institutions, including the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the highest foreign policy priority, and through active participation with the Visegrad Four, the Slovak Republic has undertaken efforts to promote stability in the region. (5) The Government of the Slovak Republic has stated its continuing support for the mission of NATO in supporting democratization and stability across Europe, and the Government demonstrated its commitment to these principles by fully cooperating with NATO during the recent conflict in Kosovo, allowing NATO full access to Slovak airspace, highways, and railways. (6) The Slovak Republic subsequently provided military engineers to assist the peacekeeping force of NATO in Kosovo (KFOR), approved a $2,000,000 humanitarian aid package for Kosovo, and housed over 100 refugees from the conflict. (7) The Government of the Slovak Republic has continually worked to retain civilian control of its military through participation with NATO forces and has been an active participant in the Partnership-for-Peace program. (8) The Slovak Republic has provided military personnel for participation in and support of multinational peacekeeping operations such as the United Nations operations in Rwanda and Liberia. SEC. 2. POLICY TOWARD THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC. It is the policy of the United States-- (1) to promote the development in the Slovak Republic of a market-based economy and a democratic government that respects the rights of all of its citizens, regardless of ethnic background; and (2) to support the eventual integration of the Slovak Republic into pan-European and trans-Atlantic economic and security institutions. SEC. 3. SENSE OF THE CONGRESS. It is the sense of the Congress that-- (1) the Government of the Slovak Republic formed after the elections of September 1998 is to be commended-- (A) for its efforts to address the issue of proper treatment of its citizens, regardless of ethnic background, particularly those of ethnic Hungarian background; (B) for its efforts to improve the economic situation in the Slovak Republic and for its efforts to accelerate the privatization of state-owned enterprises in a fair and transparent process; and (C) for its support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the recent conflict in Kosovo; (2) the Government of the Slovak Republic should continue to implement programs that may qualify the Slovak Republic for entrance into the European Union and NATO and is to be commended for its continued support of the NATO effort to ensure stability and democratization across Europe; and (3) the United States should support efforts for the eventual integration of the Slovak Republic into pan-European and trans-Atlantic institutions and should view such integration as an important factor in consolidating democratic government and economic stability in the Slovak Republic. Passed the House of Representatives November 16, 1999. Attest: JEFF TRANDAHL, Clerk.
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