Fw: VPOTUS pool report #5 - last of bilat marathon

From: Lee, Carol
Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2016 3:40 PM
To: Goodman, Meghan K. EOP/OVP
Subject: VPOTUS pool report #5 - last of bilat marathon

Vice President Biden is meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi.

Pool was brought into the room around 3:30pm for VPOTUS's final bilat in Davos.

They posed for photos. Mr. Abadi asked if they were supposed to shake hands, and then he and Mr. Biden shook hands. As we were being ushered out of the room, Steve Clemons asked Mr. Abadi how outreach to senior Sunnis is going.

Mr. Biden said, "they're right here."

Mr. Abadi said, "It's going good. We just liberated Ramadi."

Iraq Delegation
H.E. Haider Al-Abadi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq
H.E. Qasim  Al-Shihani, Minister of Electricity
H.E. Ala  Talabani, Member of Parliament
H.E. Majid Al-Lachmawi, Ambassador of Iraq to Switzerland
H.E. Kadhim Al-Hasani, Economic Advisor
H.E. Mudher Al-Alwani, Financial Advisor
Mr. Naufal Alhassan, Director General

United States Delegation
T.H. Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice President of the United States
T.H. Bret McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL
T.H. Colin Kahl, Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President
T.H. Amos Hochstein, Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs
Ms. Kate Bedingfield, Director of Communications, Office of the Vice President
Mr. Mustafa Popal, Special Advisor to the Vice President for Central and South Asia

Carol Lee
The Wall Street Journal

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