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Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of the Vice President's Call with the U.N. Secretary General's Special Representative for Iraq, AD Melkert

Today, Vice President Biden called Ad Melkert, the Special Representative to the U.N. Secretary General for Iraq, to discuss preparations for Iraq’s March 7th elections. They agreed on the importance of broad participation in these elections by all Iraqi parties and voters, including Iraqis living abroad; and discussed the need for a timely and inclusive process of government formation following the vote.