Obama phones French President-elect Hollande
US President Barack Obama indicated French President-elect Francois Hollande that he looks forward to working with him on a range of issues.
Washington: US President Barack Obama called French President-elect Francois Hollande to congratulate him on his electoral victory and indicated him that he looks forward to working with him on a range of issues, the White House said.
"President Obama indicated that he looks forward to working closely with Hollande and his government on a range of shared economic and security challenges," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in a statement.
"Obama noted that he will welcome President-elect Hollande to Camp David for the G8 Summit and to Chicago for the NATO Summit later this month, and proposed that they meet beforehand at the White House," Carney said.
Obama and President-elect Hollande each reaffirmed the important and enduring alliance between the people of the US and France, Carney said in his statement.