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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 Speaker of the Council of Representatives Salim al-Jabouri

The Vice President today met with Iraq's Speaker of the Council of Representatives, Salim al-Jabouri. The Vice President reaffirmed the unwavering commitment of the United States to Iraq's long-term success and commended the bravery and tenacity of the Iraqi Security Forces and tribal fighters in their liberation of Ramadi.  Both leaders acknowledged the urgency of sustained international assistance to address Iraq's significant humanitarian and economic needs, including stabilization and reconstruction efforts.  Both leaders expressed their enduring commitment to degrade and destroy ISIL and to bolster a democratic, united, and federal Iraq to ensure prosperity for all Iraqi citizens.