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A USAID report issued Monday said the US is committed to supporting democracy, human rights and civil society in Egypt.
While the US has reduced its non-military aid to Egypt, the report said that US support for NGOs, including unregistered ones, will continue. However, a reduction in funds will still affect anti-corruption and election supervision programs.
The report also said the US made similar reductions in aid to Jordan in favor of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The reductions were as much as 50 percent, said the report, which drew criticism that President Barack Obama is easing off pressure on President Hosni Mubarak in return for his support of US foreign policy in the Middle East and the peace process with Israel.
Current US aid to Egypt stands at US$1.55 billion, of which US$250 million is for non-military purposes.
Translated from the Arabic Edition.