From Lalit K Jha Washington, Jun 25 (PTI) US President Barack Obama called Mohamed Morsi and congratulated him for winning the Egypt\'s presidential elections and reaffirmed America\'s continued support to his country, the White House said. Congratulating him on his victory in Egypt\'s presidential election, Obama underscored that the US will continue to support Egypt\'s transition to democracy and stand by the Egyptian people as they fulfill the promise of their revolution. "He emphasized his interest in working together with President-elect Morsi, on the basis of mutual respect, to advance the many shared interests between Egypt and the US," the White House said in a statement. According to the White House, the Egyptian President-elect Morsi expressed appreciation for the call and welcomed US support for Egypt\'s transition. "The two leaders affirmed their commitment to advancing the US-Egypt partnership and agreed to stay in close touch in the weeks and months ahead," the statement said. Obama also called General Ahmed Shafiq to commend him on a well-run campaign and encouraged him to continue to play a role in Egyptian politics by supporting the democratic process and working to unify the Egyptian people, White House said. "The President emphasized his interest in working together with the new Egyptian President and all Egyptian political groups to advance the shared interests between the United States and Egypt," said the statement.
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