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                    ``(A) is engaged in a consistent pattern of gross 
                violations of internationally recognized human rights;
                    ``(B) has, on or after the date of enactment of 
                this chapter, knowingly transferred to, or knowingly 
                allowed to be transferred through the territory of such 
                country to, another country--
                            ``(i) missiles or missile technology 
                        inconsistent with the guidelines and parameters 
                        of the Missile Technology Control Regime (as 
                        defined in section 11B(c) of the Export 
                        Administration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. App. 
                        2410b(c)); or
                            ``(ii) any material, equipment, or 
                        technology that would contribute significantly 
                        to the ability of such country to manufacture 
                        any weapon of mass destruction (including any 
                        nuclear, chemical, or biological weapon) if the 
                        President determines that the material, 
                        equipment, or technology was to be used by such 
                        country in the manufacture of such weapons;
                    ``(C) has repeatedly provided support for acts of 
                international terrorism;
                    ``(D) is prohibited from receiving such assistance 
                by chapter 10 of the Arms Export Control Act or section 
                306(a)(1) and 307 of the Chemical and Biological 
                Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 (22 
                U.S.C. 5604(a)(1), 5605); or
                    ``(E) has not made significant progress toward 
                resolving trade disputes registered with and raised by 
                the United States embassy in such country.
            ``(2) Certifications prior to eligibility.--Assistance may 
        not be provided under this chapter to a country unless the 
        President certifies to the appropriate congressional committees 
        that elections held in that country are free and fair and are 
        free of substantial criticism by the Organization for Security 
        and Cooperation in Europe and other appropriate international 
        organizations.''.
    ``(b) Exceptions to Ineligibility.--
            ``(1) Exceptions.--Assistance prohibited by subsection (a) 
        or any similar provision of law, other than assistance 
        prohibited by the provisions referred to in subparagraphs (B) 
        and (D) of subsection (a)(1), may be furnished under any of the 
        following circumstances:
                    ``(A) The President determines that furnishing such 
                assistance is important to the national interest of the 
                United States.
                    ``(B) The President determines that furnishing such 
                assistance will foster respect for internationally 
                recognized human rights and the rule of law or the 
                development of institutions of democratic governance.
                    ``(C) The assistance is furnished for the 
                alleviation of suffering resulting from a natural or 
                man-made disaster.
                    ``(D) The assistance is provided under the 
                secondary school exchange program administered by the 
                United States Information Agency.
            ``(2) Report to congress.--The President shall immediately 
        report to Congress any determination under paragraph (1) (A) or 
        (B) or any decision to provide assistance under paragraph 
        (1)(C).

``SEC. 499F. ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITIES.

    ``(a) Assistance Through Governments and Nongovernmental 
Organizations.--Assistance under this chapter may be provided to 
governments or through nongovernmental organizations.
    ``(b) Use of Economic Support Funds.--Except as otherwise provided, 
any funds that have been allocated under chapter 4 of part II for 
assistance for the independent states of the former Soviet Union may be 
used in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
    ``(c) Terms and Conditions.--Assistance under this chapter shall be 
provided on such terms and conditions as the President may determine.
    ``(d) Available Authorities.--The authority in this chapter to 
provide assistance for the countries of the South Caucasus and Central 
Asia is in addition to the authority to provide such assistance under 
the FREEDOM Support Act (22 U.S.C. 5801 et seq.) or any other Act, and 
the authorities applicable to the provision of assistance under chapter 
11 may be used to provide assistance under this chapter.

``SEC. 499G. DEFINITIONS.

    ``In this chapter:
            ``(1) Appropriate congressional committees.--The term 
        `appropriate congressional committees' means the Committee on 
        Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on 
        International Relations of the House of Representatives.
            ``(2) Countries of the south caucasus and central asia.--
        The term `countries of the South Caucasus and Central Asia' 
        means Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, 
        Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.''.

SEC. 6. ANNUAL REPORT.

    Section 104 of the FREEDOM Support Act (22 U.S.C. 5814) is 
amended--
            (1) by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph (3);
            (2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (4) and 
        inserting ``; and''; and
            (3) by adding the following new paragraph:
            ``(5) with respect to the countries of the South Caucasus 
        and Central Asia--
                    ``(A) identifying the progress of United States 
                foreign policy to accomplish the policy identified in 
                section 3 of the Silk Road Strategy Act of 1999;
                    ``(B) evaluating the degree to which the assistance 
                authorized by chapter 12 of part I of the Foreign 
                Assistance Act of 1961 has been able to accomplish the 
                purposes identified in that chapter; and
                    ``(C) recommending any additional initiatives that 
                should be undertaken by the United States to implement 
                the policy and purposes contained in the Silk Road 
                Strategy Act of 1999.''.

SEC. 7. UNITED STATES-ISRAEL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION IN THE 
              SOUTH CAUCASUS AND CENTRAL ASIA.

    It is the sense of the Congress that the United States should 
continue to provide assistance to the Centre for International 
Cooperation (MASHAV) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel under 
the Cooperative Development Program/Central Asian Republics (CDP/CAR) 
program of the United States Agency for International Development, for 
economic development activities in agriculture, health, and other 
relevant sectors, that are consistent with the priorities of the Agency 
for International Development in the countries of the South Caucasus 
and Central Asia.

SEC. 8. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

    Section 102(a) of the FREEDOM Support Act (Public Law 102-511) is 
amended in paragraphs (2) and (4) by striking each place it appears 
``this Act)'' and inserting ``this Act and the Silk Road Strategy Act 
of 1999)''.

SEC. 9. DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act:
            (1) Appropriate congressional committees.--The term 
        ``appropriate congressional committees'' means the Committee on 
        Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on 
        International Relations of the House of Representatives.
            (2) Countries of the south caucasus and central asia.--The 
        term ``countries of the South Caucasus and Central Asia'' means 
        Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, 
        Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

            Passed the House of Representatives August 2, 1999.

            Attest:

                                                 JEFF TRANDAHL,

                                                                 Clerk.

                              By Martha C. Morrison,

                                                          Deputy Clerk.

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