Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi met his US counterpart, Joe Biden, and US President Barack Obama at the White House and discussed political and economic developments in his country.
The meeting was initially scheduled between Biden and al-Hashimi, but Obama joined them later.
"The leaders discussed political and economic developments within Iraq, the importance of transparent elections with broad participation, and Iraqi refugees," the White House said in a statement.
"Vice President al-Hashimi's visit is the latest in a continuing series of engagements at the highest levels have the US and Iraqi governments," it said.
The Obama Administration remains committed to a long-term relationship with the Iraqi government and people, the statement said.