Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the United States would donate USD 40 million for key elections in Afghanistan in August, media reports say.

Clinton made the announcement to reporters traveling with her to The Hague in the Netherlands, where she will participate Tuesday in a major international conference on Afghanistan.

The U.S. assistance comes close on the heels of a European Union announcement of an additional aid of EUR 60 million (USD 79 million) to support elections, police, and the agricultural sector in the strife-torn South Asian country.

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