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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Call with the Prime Minister of Australia

Earlier today aboard Air Force One, President Obama spoke with Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia, who congratulated the President and U.S. forces on the successful operation against Osama bin Laden.  The President underscored that this was an important moment in the fight against al Qaeda and noted the need for continued vigilance.  The President and Prime Minister also discussed U.S.-Australian cooperation against global terrorism and the situation in Afghanistan.