Thursday, 13 February 2003

UNITED STATES PROVIDES $ 1.34 MILLION WORTH OF MILITARY UNIFORMS TO TAJIKISTAN

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U.S. Ambassador Franklin Huddle presented US $1.
U.S. Ambassador Franklin Huddle presented US $1.34 million worth of military uniforms on Thursday to Tajikistan, a Central Asian ally in the war on terror. The total amount of U.S. military assistance to the impoverished former Soviet republic this year will equal US$4 million, according to the Tajik Defense Ministry. Pentagon specialists will build a bridge over the Pyandzh River that forms part of the border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan. A significant portion of the bridge\'s construction will be financed by the State Department, the U.S. Embassy said. The United States has also delivered $700,000 worth of medicine to one of the hospitals in the Tajik capital Dushanbe through the humanitarian group HOPE. The Unites States increased its aid to Tajikistan after Dushanbe joined the U.S.-led coalition on terror and allowed coalition troops to be based here. (AP)
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