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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's Call with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan

The President spoke by phone today from New Delhi, India with Japanese Prime Minister Abe to offer condolences for the murder by ISIL of Japanese citizen Haruna Yukawa and to convey solidarity with the Japanese people.  He also expressed appreciation for Japan's significant contributions of humanitarian assistance to the Middle East region.  The two leaders agreed to continue their cooperation on a range of regional and global issues.