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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden's Meeting with Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi

Today, Vice President Biden met with Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi at the White House. President Obama joined the discussion. The leaders discussed political and economic developments within Iraq, the importance of transparent elections with broad participation, and Iraqi refugees.

Vice President al-Hashimi’s visit is the latest in a continuing series of engagements at the highest levels of the U.S. and Iraqi governments. The U.S. government remains committed to a long-term relationship with the Iraqi government and people.