WASHINGTON - U.S. President Obama Monday phoned the first time with Honduran President Lobo to discuss the situation in Honduras, said the White House.President Obama commended Lobo for his "leadership in his first months in office in promoting national reconciliation and restoring democratic and constitutional order in Honduras," said the White House in a statement.
In their first phone conversation, the two presidents discussed human rights situation in Honduras and the importance of Honduras' reintegration into the Organization of American States (OAS), according to the statement.Lobo claimed victory in a general election in November last year following a constitutional crisis, and was sworn in as president in January.
The crisis was ignited by a military-backed coup, in which then- president Manuel Zelaya was ousted and exiled to Costa Rica on June 28. Later that day, Congress Speaker Roberto Micheletti was sworn in as interim president. The coup has resulted in a deep opinion divergence inside the country.The international community condemned the coup and urged the post-coup leadership to restore constitutional order in the country. The OAS suspended Honduras' membership on July 4.
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