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Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of the Vice President's Meeting with Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussein Shahristani

Vice President Biden met this afternoon with Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussein Shahristani. The Vice President thanked the Deputy Prime Minister for his participation in this week’s U.S.-Iraqi Joint Coordinating Committee on Energy meeting.  The Vice President reaffirmed our commitment to work with Iraqi leaders from across the spectrum to support the continued development of Iraq’s energy sector. The two leaders discussed a range of regional issues and developments in Iraq.