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President Obama's calls w/ President Karzai, Dr. Abdullah and Ambassador Eikenberry

President Obama talks with President Karzai during a phone call from the Oval Office. (WH Photo)

President Obama talks with President Karzai during a phone call from the Oval Office. (WH Photo)

President Obama spoke with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan this morning and congratulated him on accepting the certification of the recent election.

In a readout of the call released by the White House, it states, "President Obama underscored that this decision was in the best interests of the Afghan people, and reiterated the ongoing United States commitment to an outcome that reflects the will of the Afghan people. "

President Obama also talked with Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Ambassador Einkenberry today. The White House says the President "expressed appreciation" to Dr. Abdullah for his constructive efforts. During the President's call with Ambassador Eikenberry, the White House says Mr. Obama received an update on the developments related to the Afghan elections and thanked the Ambassador and his team for their "hard and exceptional work in recent days."