U.S. President Barack Obama called several world leaders to discuss with them the current situation in Egypt, and welcomed the pledge of Egyptian military towards democracy.
A day after Hosni Mubarak resigned as President of Egypt, bowing to the demands of his countrymen, President Obama called British Prime Minister David Cameroon; King Abdullah of Jordan and Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, the White House said.
He welcomed the historic change that has been made by the Egyptian people and reaffirmed his admiration for their efforts.
“He also welcomed the announcement of Supreme Council of the Armed Forces’ that it is committed to a democratic civilian transition, and will stand by Egypt’s international obligations,” the White House said.
During his conversation, Obama emphasised his conviction that democracy will bring more — not less — stability to the region.
“He also stressed the US commitment to provide the support that is necessary and requested by Egyptian people to pursue a credible and orderly transition to democracy, including by working with international partners to provide financial support,” the statement said.
According to the White House, the leaders agreed on the importance of a peaceful transition to a democratic government that is responsive to the aspirations of the Egyptian people and agreed to work closely together going forward.
“The President reaffirmed the US’ strong commitment to supporting a more peaceful and prosperous Middle East in close consultation with all our regional partners,” the statement said.