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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's Call with President Fernandez of the Dominican Republic

At 8:54pm this evening, the President spoke with President Fernandez of the Dominican Republic. The President expressed his appreciation for the role the Dominican Republic has played in facilitating the evacuation of US citizens and in the flow of relief teams and supplies into Haiti through the Dominican Republic. President Fernandez conveyed his assessment of the situation in Haiti following his visit today to Port au Prince.