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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Call to President-elect Bachelet of Chile

President Obama spoke by phone this morning with Chilean President-elect Michelle Bachelet to congratulate her on her victory in Chile’s second-round election on December 15.  The President expressed his desire to continue strengthening the relationship between the United States and Chile, building on the close partnership he enjoyed with President-elect Bachelet during her previous term, as well as with President Piñera during his time in office.  The two countries enjoy robust cooperation on a variety of important priorities, including in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and Chile’s nomination this year to the U.S. Visa Waiver Program.  The President looks forward to working closely with President-elect Bachelet to advance our shared interests in the years ahead.