Office of the Press Secretary
For immediate release                                  April 10, 2009

Readout of the President's call with President Mills of Ghana
President Obama congratulated President Mills on his inauguration and noted that Ghana's election demonstrated the Ghanaian people's commitment to democratic governance.  President Obama emphasized the importance of Ghana's democratic leadership in Africa, particularly in light of the troubling coups in Mauritania, Guinea, and Madagascar.  The two leaders also discussed the importance of combating the growing narcotics trade which threatens stability throughout West Africa.  The President said that he is looking forward to further developing the strong U.S.-Ghana partnership.

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