|Date: 25/06/2012 Time: 09:04:00 AM
President Barack Obama called Dr. Mohamed
Morsi on Sunday to congratulate him on his victory in Egypt's presidential
election, the White House announced.
"The President underscored that the United States will continue to support
Egypt's transition to democracy and stand by the Egyptian people as they
fulfill the promise of their revolution," said the statement released by the
White House on Sunday evening.
Obama emphasized his interest in working together with President-elect
Morsi "on the basis of mutual respect, to advance the many shared interests
between Egypt and the United States," the statement said.
Morsi "expressed appreciation for the call and welcomed US support for
Egypt's transition," the White House said.
The two leaders affirmed their commitment to advancing the US-Egypt
partnership and agreed to stay in close touch in the weeks and months ahead,
the statement said.