President-Elect Barack Obama will try to ‘reboot’ America’s image in the Muslim world with a ‘major address’ in an Islamic capital.
Mr Obama said that he will travel to a Muslim country soon after he is sworn into office at his inauguration on Jan 20 using his full name Barack Hussein Obama.
“I think we’ve got a unique opportunity to reboot America’s image around the world and also in the Muslim world in particular,” he told the Chicago Tribune.
Mr Obama promised he had an “unrelenting” desire to “create a relationship of mutual respect and partnership in countries and with peoples of good will who want their citizens and ours to prosper together.”
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The world “is ready for that message”, he added.
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While he described a fresh approach to diplomacy, Mr Obama said his administration would not shrink from the struggle against terrorism, referring to the recent attacks on India’s financial capital Mumbai.