January 21, 2009 / 3:00 PM / 12 years ago

Obama calls Mideast leaders, pledges engagement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama phoned leaders in Egypt, Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday to promise that he will actively engage on Arab-Israeli peace efforts, the White House said.

“He used this opportunity on his first day in office to communicate his commitment to active engagement in pursuit of Arab-Israeli peace from the beginning of his term, and to express his hope for their continued cooperation and leadership,” spokesman Robert Gibbs said in a statement.

Reporting by Caren Bohan, Matt Spetalnick and Jeff Mason, Editing by Sandra Maler

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