Sunday, November 9, 2008

Obama conferring with world leaders

President-elect Barack Obama has talked with various world leaders since winning Tuesday's election.

In a telephone conversation with Chinese Hu Jintao, the two reportedly discussed mutual concerns including the Taiwan situation.

Obama also talked with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and the two reportedly have agreed to meet in person soon. Medvedev said that Obama gives Russia a "second wind" in relations with the United States.

Among other leaders whom Obama has spoken with include Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, President Lech Kaczynski and Prime Minister Donald Tusk of Poland, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain.

Boston Globe

Hu, Obama discuss China-US relations: state media
AFP - 2 hours ago
BEIJING (AFP) - China and the United States should "accommodate each other's concerns," Chinese President Hu Jintao told US President-elect Barack Obama Saturday in a telephone conversation, state media reported.
Hu, Obama have post-election phone call United Press International
China urges Obama-led US to be careful on Taiwan Reuters

Calgary Herald

Obama and Medvedev to meet soon, Kremlin says
Reuters - 6 hours ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and US President-elect Barack Obama agreed to meet in person in the near future during a telephone conversation on Saturday, a Kremlin spokesman said.
Video: Medvedev hopes for 'second wind' with US under Obama RussiaToday
Medvedev Speech Sparks Rumor of Putin’s Return New York Times

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