Readout of the President’s Call with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany (June 24)

The President spoke today by phone with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany regarding the British people’s decision to leave the European Union.  Both said they regretted the decision but respected the will of the British people.  The two leaders agreed that the economic and financial teams of the G-7 partners will coordinate closely to ensure all are focused on financial stability and economic growth.  The President and the Chancellor affirmed that Germany and the EU will remain indispensable partners of the United States.  The leaders also noted that they looked forward to the opportunity to underscore the strength and enduring bond of transatlantic ties at the NATO Summit in Warsaw, Poland, July 8-9.