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29/05/2014 10:49 BST | Updated 29/05/2014 10:59 BST

Tony Blair And George Bush Iraq War Talks To Be Disclosed

US President George Bush (left) shakes hand with British Prime Minister Tony Blair during a press conference at the US Ambassador's residence in Brussels.
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US President George Bush (left) shakes hand with British Prime Minister Tony Blair during a press conference at the US Ambassador's residence in Brussels.

An agreement has been reached over disclosing sensitive documents detailing discussions between Tony Blair and George Bush.

Sir Jeremy Heywood, the government's most senior civil servant, who was principal private secretary to Blair in 10 Downing Street in the run-up to the war, has agreed the principles of handing over information, which includes 25 notes from Blair to Bush and more than 130 records of conversations between the former Prime Minister and then US president.

Sir John Chilcot's inquiry completed public hearings in 2011, but publication of its report is understood to have been held back by negotiations over the publication of private communications. Officials said a timing has still not been set for the date of publication.