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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Calls with President Napolitano, Chancellor Merkel, and President Sarkozy

President Obama called Italian President Napolitano today to express his confidence in President Napolitano’s leadership and to offer support for the President’s decisive action at this challenging time. President Obama also spoke separately with German Chancellor Merkel and French President Sarkozy, continuing their close consultations on the European financial crisis.