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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's Call with King Juan Carlos I of Spain

The President spoke today with Spanish King Juan Carlos I to offer congratulations on his historic reign ahead of the investiture of Crown Prince Felipe later this week.  The President thanked the King for his steadfast promotion of democracy in Spain and commitment to strong transatlantic relations.  The two leaders also affirmed the strong bonds of friendship between the United States and Spain, which continue to deepen.