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Washington, DC
April 23, 2009

The White House has issued the following readout on the President’s meeting with Ambassador Chris Hill:

Earlier this week, Ambassador Hill was confirmed by the Senate to serve as our Ambassador to Iraq. Ambassador Hill will head to Iraq this week, and the President wanted to speak with him before he leaves for his important new post. They discussed the current situation in Iraq and the need to make political progress.

The President and Vice President meet with Ambassador Hill

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet in the Oval Office with Christopher Hill, the new U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Thursday, April 23, 2009, at the White House. White House Photo/Pete Souza

The Vice President and Ambassador Hill

Vice President Joe Biden speaks with Christopher Hill, the new U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Thursday, April 23, 2009, at the White House. White House Photo/Pete Souza

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