The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
Readout of the President’s Call with President Karzai
President Obama called President Karzai today to express his condolences for the extensive loss of life in the May 2 landslide in Afghanistan’s rural northeast province of Badakhshan. President Karzai expressed appreciation for international assistance and described to the President the ongoing Afghan government response, to include visits to the region by the Afghan Vice Presidents. President Obama affirmed the support of the American people as the Afghans respond to this tragedy and offered additional U.S. assistance to the ongoing relief efforts.
President Obama also expressed support for the April 5 Afghan elections and reaffirmed that the United States supports a sovereign, stable, unified, and democratic Afghanistan.