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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Call with President Morsi of Egypt

President Obama called Egyptian President Morsi today to discuss the situation in Gaza. The President commended Egypt’s efforts to de-escalate the situation and expressed his hope that these efforts would be successful. The President expressed regret for the loss of Israeli and Palestinian civilian lives, and underscored the importance of resolving the situation as quickly as possible to restore stability and prevent further loss of life. The two leaders agreed to stay in close contact during the coming days.