FW: VPOTUS Pool Report #1

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From: Lucas, Fred [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 2:01 PM
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Subject: VPOTUS Pool Report #1

On Background from the Office of the Vice President:

This afternoon, the Vice President and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi are chairing a session of the U.S.-Iraq Higher Coordinating Committee. The meeting will bring together officials from across the U.S. and Iraqi governments to discuss energy, economic cooperation, and other issues in the bilateral relationship.

Earlier this week, the Vice President and Prime Minister Abadi had an opportunity to meet at the Naval Observatory. The Vice President and Prime Minister discussed recent security developments inside Iraq, and the Vice President reaffirmed the support of the United States and the international community for Iraq's efforts to reclaim its territory from ISIL. The two also agreed on the need for continued progress to forge a more inclusive and durable Iraqi political order.

Today's coordinating committee meeting includes the following individuals:

The United States
*         Vice President Biden
*         Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy
*         Avril Haines, Deputy National Security Advisor
*         Antony Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State
*         Sarah Bloom Raskin, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury
*         Bruce Andrews, Deputy Secretary of Commerce
*         Ambassador Robert W. Holleyman, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
*         Amos Hochstein, State Department Energy Envoy
*         Colin Kahl, National Security Advisor to the Vice President
*         Brett McGurk, Deputy Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL
*         Stuart Jones, Ambassador of the United States to Iraq
*         Rob Malley, NSC Middle East Coordinator
*         Jeff Prescott, Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President  
*         Andy Kim, NSC Iraq Director
*         Dan Benaim. Special Advisor for Middle East Affairs and Speechwriter to the Vice President

*         Haider Al-Abadi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq
*         Dr. Khalid Al-Obeidi, Minister of Defense
*         Hoshyar Zebari, Minister of Finance
*         Adil Abdulmahdi, Minister of  Oil
*         Dr. Hussein Ibrahim Al-Shahristani, Min. of Higher Education and Scientific Research
*         Sadiq Al Rikabi, Member of Council of Representatives
*         Falih Al-Fayyadh, National Security Advisor of the Republic of Iraq
*         Lukman Faily, Ambassador of Iraq to the United States
*         Dr. Naufel Al-Hassan, Deputy Chief of Staff-Prime Minister Office
*         Dr.Mudher Mohammed Salih, Advisor to the Prime Minister
*         Dr. Bushra Salman Al-Obaidi, Member of the High Commission for Human Rights of the Republic of Iraq

Fred Lucas
White House Correspondent
Mobile: (703) xxx-xxx-xxxx
E-Mail: xxx@email.com
Twitter: @FredLucasWH

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