Monday, November 17, 2008

Obama and Biden phone several world leaders today

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President-elect Barack Obama today returned phone calls to three world leaders and expressed his appreciation for their congratulations on his election. President-elect Obama spoke with:

· President Saakashvili of Georgia;
· President Macapagal-Arroyo of the Philippines; and
· President Gul of Turkey

Today, Vice President-elect Joe Biden spoke with the following foreign leaders today via telephone:

· Colombian President Álvaro Uribe
· European Union High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana
· Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili
· Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis
· Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero