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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's Call to Georgian President Saakashvili

President Obama called Georgian President Saakashvili today to thank President Saakashvili for Georgia’s significant contribution to the international effort in Afghanistan, as the Georgian battalion deploys this month alongside American Marines in Helmand.  The President relayed the strong support of the United States for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.  They discussed the importance of all sides avoiding provocative actions to build stability in the region.  The President appreciated President Saakashvili’s continuing commitment to democratic and economic reforms in order to fulfill the promise of the Rose Revolution.  They discussed their shared interest in achieving the historic goals set forth by the upcoming Nuclear Security Summit.