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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Phone Calls with Prime Minister Monti and Chancellor Merkel

President Obama spoke separately today to Chancellor Merkel and Prime Minister Monti to discuss economic conditions in Europe.  This continues the President’s close consultations with European colleagues following their Camp David discussions.  The Leaders agreed on the importance of steps to strengthen the resilience of the Eurozone and growth in Europe and globally, and agreed to remain in contact as they prepare for the June 18-19 G-20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico.