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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of President Obama’s call with President Michelle Bachelet of Chile

This afternoon, President Obama spoke with President Michelle Bachelet to express his condolences for the losses Chile suffered as a result of this morning’s tragic earthquake.  The President commended President Bachelet for the Chilean government’s response to the disaster and recognized Chile’s capacity and expertise in responding to earthquakes.  He reiterated that the United States stands ready to assist the Chilean government’s rescue and recovery efforts.  President Bachelet thanked President Obama for his call, and said that she would be in touch should Chile require any support.