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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Call to President Sarkozy of France

President Obama called President Sarkozy to thank him for his strong leadership and for his friendship and partnership in challenging times.  He expressed his appreciation for the valued cooperation that has characterized the relationship between the two leaders since January 2009.   President Obama said that he and Mrs. Obama extend their very best wishes to President Sarkozy and his wife Carla in their future endeavors.