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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Meeting with Ed Miliband

President Obama joined National Security Advisor Rice’s meeting today with Mr. Ed Miliband, leader of the United Kingdom’s opposition Labour Party.  Mr. Miliband was meeting with Ambassador Rice to discuss issues of shared concern, including the situations in Ukraine, Israel/Gaza,  and Iraq. The President and Mr. Miliband affirmed the strong ties that bind the United States and the United Kingdom.  The President and Mr. Miliband met previously during the President’s visit to London in May 2011.