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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s call with French President Sarkozy, 10/14/09

The President and President Sarkozy had a friendly and productive call today as part of their ongoing consultations on shared U.S.-French strategic priorities. The two leaders discussed strategies to confront the threat of climate change and committed to work together in the lead up to the Copenhagen summit.

The President and President Sarkozy also discussed the need to continue a unified international approach to address Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The President appreciates the leadership of President Sarkozy on these and other issues on our shared strategic agenda.