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The United States focused on the development of friendly relations with the Kurdistan Region

Gulan Media December 19, 2011 News
The United States focused on the development of friendly relations with the Kurdistan Region
PNA-US Vice President Joseph Biden spoke on the phone Friday with Kurdistan Regional Government President Masoud Barzani and Iraqi Council of Representatives Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi to mark the historic end of the US war in Iraq.
US Vice President Biden and President Barzani reaffirmed the longstanding friendship between the American and Kurdish people and discussed the vice president's recent visit to Turkey," the statement said.

The leaders also discussed the recent visit of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to Washington.

According to a White House statement, the leaders discussed the current political climate in Baghdad, and the vice president "reiterated the United States' longstanding support for an inclusive partnership government in Iraq" and for a long-term strategic partnership between the United States and Iraq.

US forces formally marked the end of their mission in Iraq with a low-key ceremony near Baghdad on Thursday.
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