Obama, Romney vow to 'stay in touch' over 'chilli' lunch

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 30, 2012 07:30 hrs

US President Barack Obama's lunch with Republican Mitt Romney focused on America's leadership and the two presidential rivals pledged to stay in touch, the White House said.

The White House said that Romney congratulated Obama for his successful campaign and wished him well in the coming four years.

The conversation during the hourlong meeting focused on America's leadership in the world and the importance of maintaining that leadership position.

According to Fox News, the lunch menu included white turkey chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad.

Romney left the White House after just over an hour, the report said.

Obama and Romney's meeting was thought to be their most extensive private talk to date.

They had only a handful of brief exchanges before the 2012 election, and their campaign interactions were largely confined to the three presidential debates. (ANI)

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