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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Increased transparency could mean more aid, say members of Congress

Increased transparency from the Egyptian government on military spending could be the key to obtaining more aid from the US, members of Congress said, according to Daily News Egypt. Congressman Juan Vargas claims that the US funnels vast amounts of aid into Israel due to its transparency in disclosing where the funding will be directed, particularly in its anti-terror operations. US President Donald Trump’s keenness on maintaining a good relationship with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi also presents a “unique opportunity” for Egypt to be the beneficiary of increased aid from the US, particularly if Egypt proves to be successful in ongoing military operations, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney added.

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