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Presidential Memorandum -- Designation of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as a Major Non-NATO A

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE

SUBJECT: Designation of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as a Major Non-NATO Ally

Consistent with the authority vested in me as President by section 517 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (the "Act"), I hereby designate the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as a major Non-NATO Ally of the United States for the purposes of the Act and the Arms Export Control Act.

You are authorized and directed to publish this determination in the Federal Register.

BARACK OBAMA