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President George W. Bush
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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
November 13, 2006

Statement on Mali Signing Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact

Today, the Republic of Mali became the tenth country to sign a Compact with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). The President congratulates Malians for developing a results-oriented program focused on reducing poverty and creating a better life for its citizens. This agreement seeks to help Malians gain greater access to education, health services and markets through improvements in irrigation and the Bamako-Sénou International Airport, a gateway for regional and international trade.

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