Whereas, representation of scientific and technological affairs is essential to the conduct of U.S. foreign policy,
Whereas, Science and Technology Counselors abroad can provide invaluable support for international cooperation in research, development and education, which are increasingly important to achieving U.S. interests in a global world, including economic competitiveness and national security, and
Whereas, the U.S. Department of has indicated its intention to eliminate or substantially reduce the staffing of American embassies with competent Science and Technology Counselors,
Therefore be it resolved, that the American Association for the Advancement of Science supports the continued appointment and utilization of Science and Technology Counselors in major U.S. embassies.
[Approved by the AAAS Council, 15 February 1998.]