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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the President's Call with Greek Prime Minister Papademos

President Obama spoke with Greek Prime Minster Lukas Papademos today to congratulate him on his appointment, to thank him for taking on such a significant responsibility at a critical moment, and to express U.S. support for Greece’s efforts to implement its commitments under its EU-IMF program.  President Obama reiterated that the United States will stand steadfastly with Greece, a friend and ally, through these difficult times.