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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Call with Chancellor Merkel of Germany

The President called Chancellor Merkel today to congratulate her on the Christian Democratic Union’s success in the German federal election on September 22.  The President noted his deep appreciation for Chancellor Merkel’s friendship, leadership, and steadfast support of the transatlantic relationship.  The President and Chancellor Merkel agreed to continue their close cooperation on key issues of regional and global concern.