Biden meets PM Abadi in Baghdad to discuss security - state TV

by Reuters
Thursday, 28 April 2016 13:48 GMT

BAGHDAD, April 28 (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday to discuss political and security issues during an unannounced trip to Baghdad, state television said.

The trip is the first time that Biden, the point person for the White House on Iraq, has visited the country since the United States withdrew its forces in 2011. He is the third and highest-level U.S. official to visit Iraq this month.

(Reporting by Stephen Kalin; Editing by Alison Williams)

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