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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Call with Mrs. Ernestina Naadu Mills of Ghana

President Obama called Mrs. Ernestina Naadu Mills of Ghana on Monday to express his condolences for the passing of her husband, President John Evans Atta Mills. President Obama expressed his admiration for President Mills’ tireless efforts on behalf of the Ghanaian people, and his efforts to strengthen the U.S.-Ghana relationship.  The President also recalled his 2009 trip to Ghana and expressed his appreciation for the hospitality of President and Mrs. Mills, and for Mrs. Mills’ work on behalf of the people of Ghana. Mrs. Mills thanked the President for recognizing President Mills’ leadership, and expressed her view that the friendship between the United States and Ghana will endure.