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Obama extends congratulations to Thai PM

(Xinhua)

08:56, August 15, 2011

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama called Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Saturday to congratulate her on her election to the top office.

The White House said they underscored the "enduring nature of the U.S.-Thailand friendship and alliance," and pledged to strengthen the bilateral relationship and work together to ensure peace and stability in the Asia Pacific region.

Yingluck took office on Monday as the first female prime minister in Thailand.

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