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| 14 February, 2018

Jordan to secure 5-year U.S. aid pledge -Jordanian official

The previous such MoU was for three years

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An employee of the Korea Exchange Bank counts one hundred dollar notes at the bank's headquarters in Seoul January 6, 2010.

Image used for illustrative purpose. An employee of the Korea Exchange Bank counts one hundred dollar notes at the bank's headquarters in Seoul January 6, 2010.

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AMMAN - Jordan will secure a promise of five more years of U.S. financial aid in a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to be signed in Amman on Wednesday during a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a Jordanian official said.

The previous such MoU was for three years. The new, non-binding MoU secures a minimum $1.275 billion per year from 2018, said the official, who declined to be named because the details had yet to be officially announced.

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(Reporting by Suleiman al-Khalidi in Amman; Writing by Tom Perry; editing by John Stonestreet) ((thomas.perry@thomsonreuters.com; Reuters Messaging: thomas.perry.reuters.com@reuters.net))