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Clinton Announces $50M in Aid for SE Asia

13 July 2012

The United States says it will provide five counties in Southeast Asia with $50 million over three years to assist them with health, education and environment programs. US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the funding on Friday in Cambodia. Recipients of the aid are Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Burma. Clinton is finishing up a week of diplomacy in Asia. She meets later Friday with Burmese President Thein Sein and will introduce him to US business leaders.—AP