Iraq

Jordan to host donor conference on Iraq reconstruction

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AMMAN, Jun 14, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Jordanian Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday that the country will host a donor conference on Iraq reconstruction in Amman in coming July.

The ministry said in a statement that there has been an initial agreement on holding the ministerial conference to help the war- torn country realize security and stability.

The statement, however, noted that the agenda and the exact date for convening the conference will be decided by donors during their meeting in Brussels due on June 20. Jordan's Foreign Minister Farouk Qasrawi will lead a delegation to the Brussels conference, which will probe means of backing the political process in Iraq, according to the statement.

During their previous meetings in Tokyo and Madrid, the donor countries had offered financial assistance to help the reconstruction of Iraq.