[size=36]Biden stresses US commitment to Iraq's long-term stability[/size]
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The White House said in a statement received by Mawazine News, a copy of it, that "US President Joseph Biden met today with President Barham Salih on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York," noting that "the strengthening of bilateral relations and deepening cooperation in regional diplomatic initiatives were discussed." .
He added, "The two sides affirmed their respect for democracy in Iraq, the rule of law, and efforts to hold credible and transparent elections next October."
Biden emphasized, "The United States is committed to Iraq's long-term stability."
He praised recent initiatives such as the Baghdad Regional Summit and the historic visit of Pope Francis to Iraq earlier this year as an important symbol of Iraq's contributions to regional stability and interfaith tolerance.