Kosovo to get $279m U.S. aid

Washington, Feb 7, 2007 – U.S. foreign assistance could increase 12 percent in fiscal year 2008 from the enacted 2006 fiscal year levels as part of the $2.9 trillion budget plan President Bush has proposed, said Ambassador Randall Tobias. Tobias is director of U.S. foreign assistance and administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. The president’s proposal lists Israel, Egypt, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan, Indonesia and Kosovo among the top recipients of U.S. aid. Kosovo would most probably see the highest increase in aid under the proposed budget that President George W Bush introduced on Monday.

President’s budget proposal includes a major boost in money to Kosovo amounting $ 279 million.

The United States has been a leader in championing human dignity and human potential, and its commitment to global development is evidenced by its level of development assistance nearly tripling from approximately $10 billion in 2000 to $28.5 billion in 2005.