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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Call with President-elect Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic

Earlier today, President Obama called President-elect Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic to congratulate him on his recent electoral victory and to commend the Dominican people for their dedication to democracy.  The Leaders discussed the shared responsibility for enhancing citizen security, reducing illicit drug trafficking, and underscored the importance of economic growth in advancing the well-being of all Dominicans.  President Obama also highlighted the strong bonds of friendship between the American and Dominican people, noting that he looked forward to working with President-elect Medina on bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest.