8 November 2012

Africa: Obama's Calls With World Leaders On Winning Re-Election



Office of the Press Secretary

Readout of the President's Phone Calls with World Leaders

Since Tuesday evening, the President has been receiving messages from his counterparts around the world congratulating him on winning re-election to a second term in office. The President appreciates all of these messages and looks forward to continuing to work with all of his fellow leaders to address the serious challenges we face together in the world.

This morning the President was able to return some of these messages personally, by phone. In each call, he thanked his counterpart for their friendship and partnership thus far and expressed his desire to continue close cooperation moving ahead.

The President spoke with:

  • Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia
  • President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil
  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada
  • President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia
  • President Mohammed Morsi of Egypt
  • President Francois Hollande of France
  • Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India
  • Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel
  • NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen
  • King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz of Saudi Arabia
  • Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey
  • Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom

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