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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 08, 2016
Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada
The President spoke by phone today with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada to discuss Canadian contributions to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL. The leaders noted recent gains on the ground against ISIL in Iraq and Syria and agreed that recent ISIL attacks outside of the Middle East have only heightened the need to keep pressure on ISIL in order to degrade and ultimately destroy it. The President welcomed Canada’s current and new contributions to Coalition efforts and highlighted Canada’s leadership in the Coalition. President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau both reaffirmed the importance of all aspects of the bilateral relationship.