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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's Call with German Chancellor Merkel

President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke today by telephone, one in an ongoing series of consultations between close allies on global issues.  They discussed the importance of resolute action by Greece and timely support from the IMF and Europe to address Greece's economic difficulties.  The President and the Chancellor also discussed ongoing efforts to support peace in the Middle East.