United Front: First Couple Color Coordinates For Ambassadors Reception Monday Night (PHOTOS)

08/28/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The first couple showed a united front, both philosophically and sartorially, at a reception for ambassadors in the Grand Foyer of The White House Monday night. Read more about the event below.

Mrs. Obama wore a sheath with a white skirt, black bodice, and red ribbon belt. Her hair was worn down and elegantly slicked back.

The president looked perfectly in sync with his wife, wearing a black suit, white shirt, and red tie. If only all matters of diplomacy could be so smooth.

(Photos by AP and Getty)

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says diplomacy is more important now than ever before.

Obama on Monday told ambassadors to the United States that his administration is committed to working with countries to advance common goals. He told the diplomats visiting the White House that he looks forward to working with them to advance peace and prosperity.

Obama says diplomats previously discussed war and peace, but they now discuss everything from education, environment and even athletics. He says the United States cannot solve its problems unless the solutions involve cooperation among nations.

The president says the United States will engage with the diplomats' countries with respect and cooperation.

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