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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Call with President Hollande of France

President Obama spoke with French President Hollande today as part of his ongoing discussions about eurozone economic developments.  President Obama welcomed the recent declarations by the European Central Bank and European leaders on the need to do what is necessary to preserve the eurozone and encouraged their efforts to take decisive action.  The President also noted the troubling developments in Syria and his appreciation of the close cooperation with France on humanitarian assistance in support of the Syrian people, pressuring the regime and accelerating a political transition.