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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's Call with Prime Minister-elect Yoshihiko Noda

President Obama spoke to Prime Minister-elect Yoshihiko Noda today to congratulate him on his election. The two leaders underscored the enduring nature of the U.S.-Japan friendship and alliance, and its critical importance to the peace and stability of the Asia Pacific. The President and Prime Minister-elect also pledged to work closely together to reenergize the global economy and promote strong, sustainable, and balanced growth.