February 12th, 2011
04:38 PM ET

POTUS phones leaders to discuss Egypt

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Egypt still topped President Obama's agenda on Saturday as he phoned world leaders to discuss the latest developments.

Obama spoke with British Prime Minister David Cameron, King Abdullah of Jordan, and Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey according to a written readout of the calls provided by the White House. The president "welcomed the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces' announcement today that it is committed to a democratic civilian transition, and will standby Egypt's international obligations," the statement said.

In his calls, the statement said Obama emphasized his belief that democracy would bring greater stability to the region, and stressed the U.S. commitment to provide support necessary to bring about a credible and orderly transition to deomcracy.

"The President reaffirmed the United States' strong commitment to supporting a more peaceful and prosperous Middle East in close consultation with all our regional partners," the White House said.

Earlier in the day, the president and First Lady Michelle Obama attended their daughter Sasha's basketball game.

Topics: Egypt • President Obama • The News

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