Who was on the phone?, Obama asks journalist

The NATO chief was briefing reporters on top of his meeting with Barack Obama when the phone of a journalist started ringing.

Washington: Tone of NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen`s press meeting turned lighter when the accompanying US President Barack Obama sought to know from a journalist over there as to "who was on the phone?", after the scribe`s phone started ringing during the conference.
"Who was on the phone?", asked a curious Obama with a smile after the meeting. The journalist response, however, was not immediately known.

Rasmussen was briefing reporters on top of his meeting with Obama at the NATO Summit Venue in Chicago when the phone of the journalist started ringing.

Only a few select journalists were given access to this meeting.

Shortly after Obama`s meeting with Rasmussen, the two leaders took part in the official greeting of NATO representatives in the McCormick Place convention centre in Chicago.