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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Read-out of the President’s discussion with Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende of The Netherlands

President Obama was pleased to welcome Dutch Prime Minister Jans Peter Balkenende again to Washington.  The President thanked Prime Minister Balkenende for his continued friendship and strong leadership on Afghanistan, where Dutch forces are performing with distinction in the NATO mission.  The President looks forward to continued close cooperation with Prime Minister Balkenende.

NOTE:  Attached is photo of President Barack Obama talking with Prime Minister Dr. Jan Peter Balkenende of the Netherlands during the working lunch at the Nuclear Security Summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., April 13, 2010.  (Credit:  Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)