Obama expresses confidence in incoming U.N. chief Guterres

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Posted: Dec 02, 2016 11:55 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday said he was confident that U.N. secretary general-elect Antonio Guterres would be an effective manager of the international organization.

"He has an extraordinary reputation," Obama said ahead of his meeting at the White House with Guterres, a former prime minister of Portugal.

(Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe)