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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Call with President U Htin Kyaw of Burma

President Obama spoke by phone today with President U Htin Kyaw to offer congratulations on his inauguration as Burma’s President.  The President welcomed the historic step forward of a democratic transfer of power to a civilian-led government that reflects the will of the people.  The President underscored the commitment of the United States to support the people and Government of Burma as they work to achieve a more inclusive, peaceful, and prosperous future.  The President also extended his best wishes to President U Htin Kyaw and the people of Burma ahead of the upcoming Water Festival and New Year celebrations.