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Clinton announces $50M
in aid for SE Asia

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, speaks during the Fifth Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting at Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Friday. (AP/Brendan Smialowski)
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, speaks during the Fifth Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting at Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Friday. (AP/Brendan Smialowski)

The United States says it will provide five counties in Southeast Asia with $50 million over three years to assist them with health, education and environment programs.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the funding Friday in Cambodia.

Recipients of the aid are Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar.

Clinton is finishing up a week of diplomacy in Asia. She meets later Friday with Myanmar's president and will introduce him to U.S. business leaders.

Clinton will then travel on to Egypt and Israel.

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