U.S. To Announce $1 Billion In Aid For Georgia
To help it rebuild after last month`s conflict with Russia
U.S. President George W. Bush is set to announce a $1 billion aid package for Georgia to help rebuild the Caucasus country after last month`s conflict with Russia.
"The New York Times" quotes a Bush administration official as saying the package is aimed at rebuilding Georgia`s infrastructure and its economy.
The planned assistance to Georgia would stretch over several years, Reuters quotes a U.S. official as saying.
The move comes as U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney arrived in Azerbaijan today for the first leg of a weeklong regional tour.
Cheney, who has strongly criticized Russia for moving forces into Georgia, will then head to Tbilisi and from there to Kyiv.
Both Georgia and Ukraine have pro-Western governments which are defying Moscow by seeking membership of NATO.