US PRESIDENT APPROVES BILL TO CUT ASSISTANCE TO ARMENIA BY $17.5 MILLION

Today
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Jan 7 2008
Azerbaijan

US President has signed the 2008 fiscal year aid bill which is to
provide $17.5 million less to Armenia as compared to 2007.

The bill, signed by President Bush, is an unchanged version of the
budget expenditures item passed by the both houses a day earlier.

The 2008 overall package, known as the omnibus bill, envisions
providing $58.5 million in economic assistance to Armenia within the
Freedom Support Act.

The omnibus aid bill includes $19 million for Azerbaijan.

The United States will also render $3 million in foreign military
financing (FMF) assistance to Armenia and Azerbaijan in equality.

The 2008 budget items infuriated the US-based Armenian organizations.