Franco-British summit postponed, leaders to meet Friday

28th November 2011, Comments 0 comments

A planned Franco-British summit on Friday has been postponed until next year although President Nicolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister David Cameron will hold a bilateral meeting.

Cameron's spokesman said on Monday the two leaders would meet to discuss the European Union summit which will take place amid the eurozone crisis on December 9.

"The PM will be travelling to Paris on Friday to discuss further plans in advance of next week's European Council," the spokesman said.

"That is now going to be a bilateral rather than a summit. The summit will happen early in the new year."

The spokesman said the decision had been taken to allow Cameron and Sarkozy "to focus on the key issue which is what is happening in the eurozone and what is being discussed at the European Council".

The initial plan was for a summit to take place in Paris on Friday, which would also have included the defence and foreign ministers of both countries.

© 2011 AFP

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