Sarkozy hosts new G20 mini summit

3rd November 2011, Comments 0 comments

European leaders and US President Barack Obama will discuss the eurozone debt crisis at a mini summit following a formal G20 dinner Thursday, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said.

"We have other problems to deal with and will address them after the dinner," he said on the opening day of the two-day Group of 20 summit in Cannes.

"It is essential that the eurozone sends a message to the entire world stressing its credibility," he added.

The mini summit will be attended by Sarkozy, US President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, a European source said.

Also attending will be European Union and European Central Bank officials as well as International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde, the source added.

© 2011 AFP

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