Obama calls world leaders about Egypt

Jan 30, 2011

Obama calls world leaders about Egypt

By Carolyn Kaster, AP

In addition to receiving updates from aides on the unrest in Egypt, President Obama has also been calling other world leaders about the crisis in the heart of the Middle East.

 

 

According to a White House statement:

On Saturday, January 29th, the President spoke to Prime Minister (Recep Tayyip) Erdogan of Turkey, Prime Minister (Benjamin) Netanyahu of Israel, and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Today, he spoke to Prime Minister (David) Cameron of the United Kingdom.

During his calls, the President reiterated his focus on opposing violence and calling for restraint; supporting universal rights, including the right to peaceful assembly, association, and speech; and supporting an orderly transition to a government that is responsive to the aspirations of the Egyptian people.

The President asked each of the leaders that he spoke to for their assessment of the situation, and agreed to stay in close contact going forward.

 

Obama calls world leaders about Egypt – The Oval: Tracking the Obama presidency.

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