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President George W. Bush
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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 7, 2005

President to Welcome Iraqi President Jalal Talabani to the White House

The President will welcome Iraqi President Jalal Talabani to the White House on Tuesday, September 13, 2005. President Talabani was selected by the Transitional National Assembly to lead Iraq's first democratically elected government in over fifty years. The President and President Talabani will discuss progress in the war on terrorism, the Iraqi people's achievements in building a democratic state, the status of the draft Iraqi constitution, planning for the October referendum and December elections, and ongoing cooperation on a range of bilateral, regional, and international issues.

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