Chairman of Jewish community in U.S.: Section 907 of United States Freedom Support Act does not correspond to current realities

Chairman of Jewish community in U.S.: Section 907 of United States Freedom Support Act does not correspond to current realities

Azerbaijan, Baku, July 4 /Trend, M.Aliyev/

Section 907 of the United States Freedom Support Act with regards to Azerbaijan does not correspond to current realities, Chairman of the Jewish community in the U.S. David Harris briefed the media on July 4.

"This section was adopted already during the former Soviet Union and now does not correspond to reality," said the Chairman of the Jewish community in the U.S., who is on a visit to Baku.

In October 1992 the US Congress approved the Freedom Support Act in regulating the distribution of state aid to former Soviet Republics.

The U.S government was forbidden to render aid to official Azerbaijani organizations by the 907th section. The effect of 907th section has been suspended by the U.S president on an annual basis starting from 2002 in accordance with privileges given by Congress in 2001.

According to Harris, cooperation should develop between the Jewish communities in Azerbaijan and the U.S., which will facilitate Azerbaijan's promotion in to the United States.

The head of the Jewish community in the U.S. said that the visit of the Jewish community in the U.S., coinciding with the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, shows the importance that the United States attaches to Azerbaijan.

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