Continuation of U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance to the Government of Colombia

Published date21 August 2023
Record Number2023-18102
Citation88 FR 56997
CourtExecutive Office Of The President
SectionPresidential Documents
Presidential Documents
Federal Register
Vol. 88, No. 160
Monday, August 21, 2023
Title 3—
The President
Presidential Determination No. 2023–09 of August 11, 2023
Continuation of U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance to the Gov-
ernment of Colombia
Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Secretary of Defense
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the
laws of the United States, and pursuant to the authority vested in me
by section 1012 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year
1995, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2291–4), I hereby certify, with respect to
Colombia, that: (1) interdiction of aircraft reasonably suspected to be pri-
marily engaged in illicit drug trafficking in that country’s airspace is nec-
essary, because of the extraordinary threat posed by illicit drug trafficking
to the national security of that country; and (2) Colombia has appropriate
procedures in place to protect against innocent loss of life in the air and
on the ground in connection with such interdiction, which includes effective
means to identify and warn an aircraft before the use of force is directed
against the aircraft.
The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to publish this determina-
tion in the Federal Register and to notify the Congress of this determination.
Washington, August 11, 2023
[FR Doc. 2023–18102
Filed 8–18–23; 11:15 am]
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