Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release February 9, 2009
READOUT ON THE PRESIDENT’S CALL TO PRIME MINISTER KEVIN RUDD OF AUSTRALIA
Below is a readout from White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on President Obama’s call to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of Australia. The call occurred immediately following the Presidential Press Conference:
President Obama called Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of Australia. The President and the Prime Minister discussed the current status of the fires across Victoria, Australia. The President offered his prayers to the people of Australia and his condolences to the victims. The President asked if the U.S. could provide assistance to the government and people of Australia to assist with the fire.