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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Phone Calls with World Leaders

Today the President was able to continue returning messages of congratulations from his counterparts. In each call, he thanked his counterpart for their friendship and partnership thus far and expressed his desire to continue close cooperation moving ahead.

The President spoke with:

President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan

Prime Minister Mario Monti of Italy

King Abdullah II of Jordan

Amir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani of Qatar

President Vladimir Putin of Russia

President Mariano Rajoy of Spain