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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Call with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma

President Obama spoke by phone today with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to offer his congratulations on Burma’s historic democratic transfer of power to a civilian-led government.  The President commended Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s determined efforts, over the course of many years and at great personal cost, to achieve a peaceful transfer of power and advance national reconciliation.  The President welcomed Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s leadership and underscored the commitment of the United States to help the people and Government of Burma achieve a more inclusive, peaceful, and prosperous future.