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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of the Vice President and National Security Advisor’s Meeting with General Austin

Vice President Biden and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon met today with General Lloyd Austin III, Commanding General of the United States Forces-Iraq (USF-I), to review political and security developments in Iraq.  They discussed the progress Iraq has made toward providing for its own security. Tomorrow, the Vice President will chair a United Nations Security Council High-Level Meeting on Iraq, the purpose of which is to recognize and reinforce the tremendous progress that the Republic of Iraq has made and to discuss ways in which Members can continue to support Iraq’s government and people.  On Friday at the White House, the Vice President will chair his monthly Principals meeting on Iraq.