Office of the Press Secretary 
For Immediate Release                                              April 7, 2009
Readout of the President’s call with Prime Minister Berlusconi of Italy
President Obama called Italian Prime Minster Berlusconi to express his deepest condolences, and the condolences of the American people, to the families of the victims and to those injured in the April 6 earthquake in L’Aquila, Italy.  The President told Prime Minister Berlusconi that the Italian people are in the thoughts and prayers of the American people at this time, and the President expressed particular concern about the families who have lost their loved ones, homes, and businesses.  The President assured the Prime Minister that the United States stands ready to help the Italian people in this time of need.

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