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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden's Video Teleconference with British Deputy Prime Minister Nicholas Clegg

Vice President Biden spoke with British Deputy Prime Minister Clegg today via video teleconference as part of their regular consultations on our shared strategic agenda.  The Vice President discussed his recent visit to Iraq in conjunction with the U.S. change of mission and the status of Iraqi efforts to form an inclusive government.  The Deputy Prime Minister briefed the Vice President on his visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan, where he met with leaders in both countries and visited British NATO ISAF troops serving in Helmand.  The Vice President and Deputy Prime Minister discussed our countries’ close counterterrorism cooperation and expressed support for the resumption of direct talks between the Israelis and Palestinians.  The Deputy Prime Minister accepted the Vice President’s invitation to meet with him in Washington, DC, on September 23rd.