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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Iraqi National Security Advisor al-Fayyadh visit with National Security Advisory Donilon

National Security Advisor Tom Donilon hosted Iraqi National Security Advisor Falah al-Fayyadh at the White House today.  They held discussions to follow up on the productive Secure Video Teleconference last week between President Obama and Prime Minister Maliki.  The two national security advisors reaffirmed the common vision of a broad, deep strategic partnership between the United States and Iraq as embodied in the Strategic Framework Agreement.  The two held a far-reaching discussion of the elements of a fully normalized relationship between Iraq and the United States, including education, investment, and security.  And they committed to develop additional mechanisms to establish a continuous strategic dialogue between the United States and Iraq.