By Andrew White
Exact amount of money to be given to Bahrain, and purpose of funding still to be finalised.
Bahrain’s military is to receive a $19.5m cash boost from the US government, according to the Gulf Daily News.
The newspaper said the funding was provisionally assigned by the US Senate Appropriations Committee as part of the Department of State Foreign Operations and Related Programmes Appropriations Bill.
It is part of the Foreign Military Financing (FMF) programme, which offers grants to foreign governments to finance the purchase of American-made weapons, services and training, the Gulf Daily News added.
The paper said that according to the US Embassy in Bahrain, the exact amount of money to be given to Bahrain, and what it will be used for, is still to be finalised. The paper added that the funding falls in line with the US government budget for the fiscal year 2011, which begins on October 1.
According to the newspaper, Bahrain received $19m for the fiscal year 2010, which ends on September 30, through the FMF programme.Bahrain news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.