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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Call with President Rajoy of Spain

President Obama spoke with Spain’s President Mariano Rajoy earlier today as part of his ongoing discussions with European leaders about the eurozone economy.  President Obama acknowledged the difficult challenges that the Spanish people are facing, and reiterated his support for President Rajoy’s efforts to get Spain’s economy back on track.   President Obama discussed the troubling situation in Syria and welcomed Spain’s contributions to the Friends of Syria process.  The President also noted the positive development between Sudan and South Sudan to share oil revenues.