U.S. President Barack Obama called the French President-elect Francois Hollande to congratulate him on his electoral victory and indicated him that he looks forward to working with him on a range of issues, the White House said.

“President Obama indicated that he looks forward to working closely with Hollande and his government on a range of shared economic and security challenges,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in a statement.

“Obama noted that he will welcome President-elect Hollande to Camp David for the G-8 Summit and to Chicago for the NATO Summit later this month, and proposed that they meet beforehand at the White House,” Mr. Carney said.

Mr. Obama and president-elect Hollande each reaffirmed the important and enduring alliance between the people of the US and France, Mr. Carney said in his statement.

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