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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's Telephone Call with Former Prime Minister George Papandreou of Greece

President Obama called Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou today to thank him for his many contributions to Greece and to Greek-American relations, and for his leadership and service over the past two years.  As the President said, the bonds between the American people and the Greek people are strong and deep, and the United States will stand with Greece through these difficult times.