Clinton announces $50M in aid for SE Asia

Associated Press
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, greets U.S. Embassy staff at the Le Royal hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Friday, July 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)

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PHNOM PEHN, Cambodia (AP) — The United States says it will provide five countries in Southeast Asia with $50 million over three years to assist them with health, education and environment programs.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the funding Friday in Cambodia.

Recipients of the aid are Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar.

Clinton is finishing up a week of diplomacy in Asia. She meets later Friday with Myanmar's president and will introduce him to U.S. business leaders.

Clinton will then travel on to Egypt and Israel.

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