Sweden plans to host UN conference on Iraq in May

Sweden plans to host a United Nations conference at the end of May on the international community's support for Iraq's development, the Swedish government announced on Thursday.

Sweden plans to host UN conference on Iraq in May
"Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and Foreign Minister Carl Bildt met today with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and agreed that Sweden will host the first follow-up meeting of the International Compact with Iraq (ICI)," a government statement said.

Ban and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki had asked Sweden to host the conference.

The conference is "aimed at clarifying the international community's support for Iraq's development", it added.

The ICI is an Iraqi government initiative with the international community.

The ICI was launched in Sharm al-Sheikh on May 3, 2007, when more than 60 countries took part in the first meeting which produced commitments of 30 billion dollars (19 billion euros).

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