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Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of The President and Vice President's Meeting with Ambassador Hill and General Odierno

The President and Vice President met today with Ambassador Chris Hill and General Ray Odierno, Commanding General of the United States Forces-Iraq (USF-I), to review political, economic, and security developments in Iraq.  They discussed the importance of broad participation in the upcoming Parliamentary elections and reaffirmed U.S. support for Iraqi efforts to promote national unity.  They also discussed how to develop U.S. partnership with Iraq in sectors such as the economy and education. The Ambassador and General Odierno will also participate in a meeting on Iraq which the Vice President will chair with Principals on Friday.