The US President George Bush required in 2007 funds in the amount of $35,1 billion from the US Congress aimed at implementation of his foreign policy. Under the State Department project, the key political issues requiring financial expenditures in the following year are victory in combatting terrorism, fulfillment of missions in Afghanistan and Iraq, impelmentation of international programs in fighting AIDS and the national security.
The USA assistance in respect to the South Caucasus states retained its traditional ratio. Thus, president Bush claimed $58 million for Georgia, $50 million for Armenia and $28 million for Azerbaijan. In each of these three states these funds will be mostly directed to the support of political and economic reforms, development of institutes, strengthening of security efforts. The budget report says, Azerbaijan, as a secular Moslem state backs essentially the global fight against terrorism and military operations in Iraq and is of strategic significance for the USA.
The figures referring to Georgia and Armenia are supplements to the aid, which the countries received within the Millennium Challenge projects.