U.S. Announces $500 Million Pakistan Energy, Health Aid on Clinton Visit

Posted on July 21, 2010

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced more than $500 million in new aid programs for Pakistan today with the bulk of the funds going to improve the management, access and storage of water.

Other packages will combat infectious diseases, seek to boost food exports and provide credit to small- and medium-sized businesses. The Barack Obama administration will also ask Congress to let Pakistan’s military have excess U.S. defense equipment. Clinton made the announcements at the second U.S.- Pakistan Strategic Dialogue, a forum on multiple issues, including energy and public diplomacy.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-07-19/clinton-announces-500-million-pakistan-aid-to-strengthen-afghan-war-ties.html

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