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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's Call with Ahmed Shafiq of Egypt

President Obama called General Ahmed Shafiq today to commend him on a well-run campaign.  The President encouraged General Shafiq to continue to play a role in Egyptian politics by supporting the democratic process and working to unify the Egyptian people.  The President emphasized his interest in working together with the new Egyptian President and all Egyptian political groups to advance the shared interests between the United States and Egypt.