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Readout of the President's Call with President-Elect Mauricio Funes of El Salvador

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release                            March 18, 2009

Readout of the President’s Call with President-Elect Mauricio Funes of El Salvador
The President spoke with President-Elect Funes today to congratulate him on his historic victory and commend the people of El Salvador for their commitment to the democratic process.  The President said he looked forward to working with the new Salvadoran administration and expressed his desire for developing an ongoing dialogue to ensure a productive relationship.  The President noted that the two countries could work together on issues of mutual interest, including economic growth and poverty, energy cooperation, and security.