Iraq and US security advisors meet at White House
Oct 29, 2011, 20:06 GMT
Washington - The top national security advisors of the United States and Iraq met Saturday at the White House, signalling the continued close cooperation of the two countries as US troops prepare to depart by year's end.
Falah al-Fayyadh and Tom Donilon were following up on a recent video teleconference between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, according to a statement issued by the White House.
The men 'reaffirmed the common vision of a broad, deep strategic partnership between the United States and Iraq' as provided for in the strategic framework under which troops are being withdrawn.
'The two held a far-reaching discussion of the elements of a fully normalized relationship between Iraq and the United States, including education, investment, and security,' the White House Said. 'And they committed to develop additional mechanisms to establish a continuous strategic dialogue between the United States and Iraq.'
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