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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Cameron of the United Kingdom

President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron spoke today as part of their regular consultations on global issues, including the ongoing hostage situation in Algeria.  The leaders expressed support for the international community’s efforts, led by France, to deny terrorists a safehaven in Mali. The Prime Minister set forth his thinking on UK-EU relations in light of his upcoming speech. The President underscored our close alliance with the United Kingdom and said that the United States values a strong UK in a strong European Union, which makes critical contributions to peace, prosperity, and security in Europe and around the world.