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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's Call with Prime Minister Harper of Canada

Earlier today, President Obama called Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada to congratulate him on his victory in yesterday’s national elections.  The President said he looked forward to continuing his close cooperation with the Prime Minister, and renewed his commitment to the Beyond the Border declaration he and Prime Minister Harper announced February 4, 2011 and to the work of the U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council.  Prime Minister Harper also congratulated the President and the U.S. forces responsible for the recent operation against Osama bin Laden.