US Congress approves military aid to Egypt

Author : Mircea Birca | Friday, May 5, 2017
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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The United States Congress has approved a bill on government spending under the Trump administration, part of which is dedicated to securing borders in Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Lebanon.

The Town Hall website reported that the bill allocated $1.3 billion in military aid to Egypt under the section dubbed “Global War on Terror”.

The conservative right-wing website pointed out that the draft plan gives a special status to the funds that Egypt will use to secure its borders.

The bill said that 15 percent of the aid would be halted if Egypt does not achieve progress in the fileds of democracy and human rights by September 30, 2018. This condition does not apply to the funds allocated for the implementation of counter-terrorism programs, border security and the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons in Egypt, according to the website.

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