Manmohan Singh, among first of world leaders to get Obama call following re-election

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 09, 2012 06:50 hrs

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was among the first thirteen world leaders who received a personal telephone call from US President Barack Obama to thank them for sending congratulatory messages on his reelection.

"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 White House said in a statement said.

"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," it added.

According to Politico, the statement said that 'Obama he thanked world leaders for their friendship and partnership, and expressed his desire to continue close cooperation moving ahead.'

Obama personally thanked other leaders including, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel,

The President also made a personal telephone call to NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz of Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, and UK Prime Minister David Cameron. (ANI)

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