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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Call with President Xi Jinping of China

Following his productive calls earlier this week with Prime Minister Modi and Presidents Hollande and Rousseff, President Obama spoke by phone last night with President Xi Jinping of China to coordinate efforts at the ongoing Paris climate conference.  Both leaders agreed that the Paris conference presents a crucial opportunity to galvanize global efforts to meet the climate change challenge.  They committed that their negotiating teams in Paris would continue to work closely together and with others to realize the vision of an ambitious climate agreement.