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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s call with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

The President spoke today with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia about the situation in Egypt.  The President emphasized the importance of taking immediate steps toward an orderly transition that is meaningful, lasting, legitimate, and responsive to the aspirations of the Egyptian people.  The President also reaffirmed the long-term commitment of the United States to peace and security in the region.