World calls Obama, says congrats

The world has come calling on President Obama.

Since his re-election victory, the president has fielded congratulatory phone calls and messages from a number of counterparts from other countries. The White House announced that Obama has been able to call back some of the world leaders, thanking them "for their friendship and partnership thus far and expressed his desire to continue close cooperation moving ahead."

Those whom the president spoke with personally were: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz of Saudi Arabia, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and British Prime Minister David Cameron.

David Nakamura covers the White House. He has previously covered sports, education and city government and reported from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Japan.
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