U-S First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton rounded off her tour of the Middle East on Saturday by unveiling a 5 (m) million U-S dollar initiative to help young people find jobs in Jordan.
She said the U-S funded programme would help young Jordanians get the best possible start in life.
Clinton's Middle East tour has been overshadowed by anti-Israeli rhetoric from Soha Arafat, the wife of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Mrs Arafat used the occasion of Clinton's visit to accuse Israel of contaminating Palestinian lands with poison gas.
Hillary Rodham Clinton ended her four day tour of the Middle East on Saturday in royal style with a trip to Jordan.
She spent her last day as the guest of Jordan's leader King Abdullah and his wife, Rania.
Together with Queen Rania, she then went on to attend a conference on child development.
Mrs Clinton used the conference to announce a programme to promote youth employment, backed up by 5 (m) million U-S dollars in funding from Washington.
She was a guest speaker at the conference, and she told her audience of the importance of education for children in their early years.
"I know that the commitment to children is one that we hold personally so closely in our hearts. But too often, we find ourselves unable, or unwilling, to reach out a helping hand to ensure that every child and every parent has the support needed to provide the best foundation in the early years."
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After the conference, Mrs Clinton was due to meet Queen Noor, the widow of Jordan's late King Hussein, before making a solemn pilgrimage to King Hussein's grave.
Mrs Clinton's Middle East visit has been overshadowed by Thursday's controversy when the wife of the Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, accused Israel of using "poison gas" to infect the Palestinian lands.
Soha Arafat made her comments whilst introducing Mrs Clinton at an official function.
Mrs Clinton condemned the statement and said such remarks hurt the Arab-Israeli peace process.