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Press Statement by James P. Rubin, Spokesman
March 7, 2000

Elimination of Sanctions Against Niger

On February 23, Secretary Albright signed a determination that subsequent to the military coup against the democratically elected Government of Niger, a new democratically elected government has assumed office, such that assistance for Niger is not prohibited by Section 508 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriation Act. This action removes sanctions against the Government of Niger, permitting the restoration of direct bilateral assistance.

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