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President-elect Barack Obama today returned phone calls to five world leaders and expressed his appreciation for their congratulations on his election. President-elect Obama spoke with:
Colombian President Uribe
Nigerian President Yar'Adua
Senegalese President Wade
South African President Motlanthe
United Nations Secretary General Ban
Citation: Barack Obama: "Press Release: President-Elect Obama Calls Foreign Leaders Today," November 19, 2008. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=84873.