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Bush Administration plans to increase military assistance to Azerbaijan, US Department of State asserts

Politics Materials 7 April 2006 13:05

US President Bushs Administration pans to increase military assistance to Azerbaijan. It was also confirmed by Adam Ereli, the Spokesman for the US Department of State, stated on Thursday briefing, ITAR-TASS announced.

He found difficult to clarify how essential was rise of such financing. The budget inquiry for 2007 fiscal year, which starts in the United States on 1 October 2006, the executive body has sent a relevant document to the US Congress.

According to Ereli, he current resolution by the Administration should be considered as constitution of a support policy first to the civil control over the armed forces, second - to the military cooperation directed at ensuring stability in the region and third, integration to operative compatibility and training of the countries of the region.

Meanwhile, unofficial sources urge in this FY the United States intends to allocate $28m under program on support to democratic reforms, $4.5 military assistance, $883,000 training and education of the military, ITAR-TASS reports.

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