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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

Vice President Biden met today with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. They discussed political, diplomatic, and security developments in Iraq. The Prime Minister discussed his government's national program and commitment to address longstanding political disputes as part of an effort to enlist all of Iraq’s communities as partners in the fight against ISIL. The Vice President made clear the United States’ strong support for Iraq’s security and respect for its sovereignty, consistent with the Strategic Framework Agreement.