22 U.S. Code § 2652b - Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs
There is established in the Department of State the position of Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs.
The Assistant Secretary shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
In order to carry out this section, the Secretary of State shall reprogram the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary for South Asian Affairs.
Section is comprised of section 122 of Pub. L. 102–138. Subsec. (d)(2) of section 122 of Pub. L. 102–138 enacted provisions set out as a note under section 5315 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 103–236, § 162(c)(1), struck out subsec. (c) which read as follows: “The Assistant Secretary shall have responsibility within the Department of State with respect to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and the Maldives.”
Amendment by Pub. L. 103–236 applicable with respect to officials, offices, and bureaus of Department of State when executive orders, regulations, or departmental directives implementing the amendments by sections 161 and 162 of Pub. L. 103–236 become effective, or 90 days after Apr. 30, 1994, whichever comes earlier, see section 161(b) of Pub. L. 103–236, as amended, set out as a note under section 2651a of this title.
Except as otherwise provided, Secretary of State to have and exercise any authority vested by law in any official or office of Department of State and references to such officials or offices deemed to refer to Secretary of State or Department of State, as appropriate, see section 2651a of this title and section 161(d) of Pub. L. 103–236, set out as a note under section 2651a of this title.
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