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Slovakia forgives Iraq debt

SLOVAKIA will forgive Iraq its debt amounting to Sk35.2 million (€900,000), the Slovak cabinet decided on June 21, ahead of a June 22 International Conference on Iraq in Brussels.

Foreign Affairs Minister Eduard Kukan represented Slovakia at the conference. Forgiveness of debt is a "token of the willingness to help Iraq build a free democratic society," Kukan said.

The EU, the USA and the UN participated in the conference, the TASR news agency reported.

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