The meeting scheduled for July 26 comes at a turning point in the US-Iraq relationship, and amid growing concerns about more frequent attacks on US troops in Iraq and Syria.
There have been at least eight drone attacks on the US presence since Biden took office in January, as well as 17 rocket attacks.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden “also hopes to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Iraq on political, economic and security issues to include joint efforts to ensure the lasting defeat” of the Islamic State militant group.
The attacks on US forces have been attributed to the Iranian-backed militias that make up the bulk of the Iraqi state-backed Popular Mobilization Forces.
The Biden administration responded by attacking Iraqi militia groups operating inside Syria twice, including one near the Iraqi border.
The relationship has been complicated since last year an American drone killed the expeditionary commander of Iran’s Quds Force, Qassim Soleimani, and the Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, at Baghdad international airport. That attack was ordered by then-President Donald Trump.
But with the Biden administration seeking to revive an Obama-era nuclear deal with Iran, there have been signs that Iran is looking to curb, at least for now, militia attacks on the United States.
Soleimani’s successor, Esmail Ghaani, asked Iran-backed militias last month to remain calm until after the Iran-US nuclear talks.