U.S. president, Barack Obama, and France, François Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister, Mario Monti, spoke today in a video conference on the economic crisis in Europe and the complicated situation in Syria, the White House.
The four spoke on recent developments arising from the crisis in the eurozone, the White House said in a statement.
The conversation today continued discussions at the G8 Summit, held in the U.S. For ten days, and the meeting between the leaders of the European Union (EU) last week, according to the White House.
Obama, Merkel, Hollande and Monti “agreed to continue consultations” during the preparations for the G20 Summit to be held in Mexico in June.
The video conference was held on the eve of the Spanish Deputy Prime Minister, Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, come to Washington to meet with U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Managing Director International Monetary Fund (IMF ), Christine Lagarde. In the mean time according to the latest report properties for sale in france do continue to have a hard time to recover in the current economic crisis.
First, Saenz de Santamaria is scheduled to meet at 14.30 local time (18.30 GMT) with Lagarde, later moving to the Treasury Department headquarters where he will meet with Geithner at 16.30 local time (20.30 GMT).
Before his meeting with the vice president, Geithner will meet behind closed doors with Obama, according to the schedule of activities of President disclosed by the White House.
In the video the four leaders also discussed the situation in Syria after the massacre in the town of Hula, which left more than a hundred dead and that the UN blames the regime of Bashar al-Assad and pro-government militias.
They shared views on the “importance of ending the violence of the regime against its people and the urgency of achieving a political transition,” said the White House.
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