Iraqi PM to visit White House in December

November 4, 2011 - 12:50 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (NOO'-ree ahl-MAHL'-ih-kee) will visit Washington next month, just as President Barack Obama prepares to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq after more than eight years of war.

Al-Maliki and Obama will hold talks at the White House on Dec. 12 regarding the partnership between their two countries, according to the White House announcement Friday.

Obama announced last month that the war in Iraq would be over by year's end and all U.S. troops would come home.