The American authorities refused to provide Egypt financial aid in the amount of 95.7 million dollars due to the inability of Cairo to make progress in respect for human rights and democratic development. About it reports Reuters referring to own sources.
In addition, the us officials said that Egypt reserved for another 195 million aid will be “frozen”. As explained by the interlocutor of the Agency, the Washington especially unhappy with the new law on non-profit organizations (NPOs). The document in may this year, was signed by the President of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Human rights defenders and activists said that the law actually prohibits their work.
At the same time, sources said that the US is interested in continuing cooperation with Cairo security. The Egyptian foreign Minister in turn said that the decision of the us authorities will have a negative impact on the strategic partnership between the two countries that developed over decades.
Associated Press said that American financial aid to Cairo is about 1.5 billion dollars a year. Of these, approximately 1.3 billion are earmarked for the needs of the Egyptian army.