THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2009
Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s call with President Rafael Correa of Ecuador
The President spoke with President Correa yesterday to congratulate him on his recent reelection and to commend the people of Ecuador for their commitment to democracy. The President stated his desire to deepen our bilateral relationship and to maintain an ongoing dialogue that can ensure a productive relationship based on mutual respect. President Obama expressed his support for a vibrant democracy in Ecuador that includes a free and independent press as the means of promoting human prosperity, security and dignity, which are important goals for both of our countries and for the people of the Americas.