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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Call with Greek Prime Minister Samaras

President Obama spoke with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras earlier today.  The President congratulated Prime Minister Samaras on his election and on the formation of his coalition government.  President Obama expressed his strong support for Greece and noted the continued solidarity between the American and Greek people.  The President welcomed Prime Minister Samaras’ commitment to address Greece’s economic situation and urged the Prime Minister to work closely with the European Union, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank in the implementation of Greece’s reform program.  The President also wished the Prime Minister a speedy recovery as he recuperates from his recent eye surgery.