THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
August 30, 2014
Readout of the President’s Phone Call with Prime Minister Harper of Canada
The President spoke to Canadian Prime Minister Harper today to discuss the upcoming NATO Summit and the situation in Iraq. Both leaders agreed on the importance of ensuring Alliance unity on measures to strengthen NATO’s readiness and responsiveness to the full range of current and future threats. The President stressed that agreement on increased defense investment in all areas is a top priority at the NATO Summit.