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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with Iraq's Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi

The Vice President met today on the margins of the UN General Assembly with Iraq's Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi. They discussed a range of bilateral issues defining the close and strategic partnership between the United States and Iraq, including the fight against ISIL, security cooperation, political and economic reforms. The Vice President commended Prime Minister Abadi for his leadership and commitment to Iraq's political and economic development. Both leaders reaffirmed the importance of ensuring continued coordination to defeat ISIL and to help restore lasting stability in Iraq.