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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Phone Calls with World Leaders

Today, President Obama was able to return two more congratulatory messages from his counterparts by speaking on the phone with President Komorowski of Poland and Palestinian Authority President Abbas.  With both leaders, the President thanked them for their partnership during his first term and expressed his desire to continue cooperating closely in the future.

In his discussion with President Abbas, President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to Middle East peace and his strong support for direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians with the objective of two states living side by side in peace and security.  He also reiterated the United States' opposition to unilateral efforts at the United Nations.

The President also took the opportunity to wish President Komorowski and the Polish people a joyous Polish Independence Day.