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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Call with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

President Obama spoke by phone today with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to thank him for his leadership in achieving the historic climate agreement in Paris on December 12th. The Secretary-General emphasized the important leadership role that the United States played in achieving a successful agreement.  The President and the Secretary-General underscored their commitment to work together to implement the agreement.  The President and Secretary-General also discussed the deteriorating situation in Burundi and the urgent need to begin internationally-mediated dialogue.