Obama seeks Sarkozy's opinion on international affairs

26th August 2008, Comments 0 comments

Barack Obama phoned the French President to get his opinion on the situation in Afghanistan and the Russian-Georgia conflict, says aide at Elysee.

26 August 2008

PARIS -- White House hopeful Barack Obama called French President Nicolas Sarkozy to ask his opinion on the situation in Afghanistan and the crisis in Georgia, Sarkozy's office said Tuesday.

Obama, set to be officially nominated as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate this week, phoned Sarkozy on Monday to "get his opinion" on Afghanistan, Georgia and other "major international dossiers," an aide at the Elysee said.

The Democratic hopeful effusively praised the right-wing French leader at a joint news conference at the Elysee Palace when he visited Paris in late July.

Obama has regularly been criticised by opponents for lacking experience in international affairs.

[AFP / Expatica]

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