Obama speaks with Putin, Karzai about re-election

Obama speaks with Putin, Karzai about re-election

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US President Barack Obama (R) meets his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin (L) in Los Cabos, Mexico, on June 18, 2012, during the G20 leaders Summit. Obama met today Putin at a G20 summit to discuss differences over what to do about the bloody conflict in Syria. AFP PHOTO/ RIA-NOVOSTI POOL / ALEXEI NIKOLSKY (Photo credit should read ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/AFP/GettyImages)

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Associated Press

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 14 at 4:32 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has talked to several foreign leaders about his re-election, including Russian President Vladimir Putin (POO'-tihn) and Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Spokesman Jay Carney said Obama spoke with six foreign leaders on Tuesday as he continues to return messages of congratulations from heads of state around the world. Carney said Obama thanked each leader for his friendship and expressed a desire to continue cooperation in the future.

Obama also spoke with Premier Mario Monti of Italy, King Abdullah II of Jordan, Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani of Qatar and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain.

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