US President-elect Barack Obama has received several more telephone
calls from world leaders wishing to discuss future relations with the
In the latest calls, Mr. Obama spoke with Chinese President Hu Jintao,
Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and Polish President Lech Kaczynski.
According to China's state-run Xinhua news service, Mr. Obama and Mr.
Hu discussed the global financial crisis and cooperation between the
Russian officials say Mr. Medvedev and Mr. Obama agreed to arrange a
prompt meeting. Russian officials say international stability requires
constructive and positive relations between the two countries.
An aide to Mr. Obama says he did not give Poland any commitment in
regard to a planned missile defense shield. Polish President Kaczynski
claimed Saturday that Mr. Obama indicated he would go ahead with plans
to install the system in eastern Europe. Russia strongly opposes the