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22 U.S. Code § 5324 - Statement of policy

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It is the policy of the United States that—
increasing growth in the developing world is a major goal of international economic policy;
it is necessary to broaden the range of options in dealing with the debt problem to include improved mechanisms to restructure existing debt;
active consideration of a new multilateral authority to improve the management of the debt problem and to share the burdens of adjustment more equitably must be undertaken; and
countries with strong current account surpluses bear a major responsibility for providing the financial resources needed for growth in the developing world.