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Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden's Meeting with British Deputy Prime Minister Nicholas Clegg

Vice President Biden welcomed British Deputy Prime Minister Clegg today back to the White House where the two leaders discussed developments in North Africa and the Middle East, including the international community’s efforts to protect the Libyan people in accordance with UN Security Council Resolutions 1970 and 1973 and to help the Libyan people prepare for a post-Qadhafi future.  They reaffirmed the United States’ and United Kingdom’s commitment to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, and discussed progress in transitioning to an Afghan security lead.  In addition, they reviewed developments in Pakistan, reaffirming both countries’ commitment to Pakistan’s economic and social development.