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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Phone Calls with President Hollande

President Obama spoke today with French President Hollande to discuss economic conditions in Europe.  This continues the President’s close consultations with European colleagues following their Camp David discussions.  The President and President Hollande agreed on the importance of steps to strengthen the resilience of the Eurozone and growth in Europe and globally, and agreed to remain in contact as they prepare for the June 18-19 G-20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico.  The President welcomed France’s decision to host the next meeting of the Friends of Syria on July 6, noting the need to quickly bring about a political transition in Syria.