[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/POLITICS/11/17/transition.wrap/art.obama2.ap.jpg caption="Sen. John McCain and President-elect Barack Obama met at Obama's transition office in Chicago Monday."]
(CNN) - President-elect Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain are meeting Monday for the first time since the presidential election to talk about how they can work together on problems facing the country.
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McCain arrived at Obama's transition headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, at around 11 a.m.
The meeting comes as Obama is trying to fill out his Cabinet with the most capable people and show he can reach across party lines.
Obama aides said the president-elect was expected to focus on common ground issues, like climate change and ethics reform, in Monday's meeting.
The two were not expected to talk about any possible Cabinet position for McCain, according to both McCain and Obama advisers.