(CNN) — Iraq’s prime minister will visit the White House next month, just a couple of weeks before American service members are scheduled to depart from the country.
President Barack Obama will welcome Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on December 12, the White House said Friday.
“The two leaders will hold talks on deepening the comprehensive strategic partnership between the United States and Iraq. The president honors the sacrifices and achievements of all those who have served in Iraq, and of the Iraqi people, to reach this moment full of promise for an enduring U.S.-Iraq friendship,” the White House said in a statement.
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