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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by NSC Spokesman Tommy Vietor on Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan’s Meeting with Yemeni President Abdo Rabu Mansour Hadi

Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan met yesterday with Yemeni President Abdo Rabu Mansour Hadi during President Hadi’s first official visit to Washington.  Vice President Biden joined the meeting to welcome President Hadi to the White House and thank him for his efforts to secure our diplomatic personnel and embassy in Yemen.  The Vice President assured President Hadi of the Administration’s commitment to supporting Yemen during its historic political transition, commended Hadi for his efforts to organize an inclusive National Dialogue and to restructure the military, and expressed appreciation for the Yemeni government’s strong and sustained counterterrorism cooperation with the United States.