Obama speaks to Sarkozy about Libya, economy

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Posted: Aug 24, 2011 11:08 AM
Obama speaks to Sarkozy about Libya, economy

EDGARTOWN, Massachusetts (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama spoke with his French counterpart, Nicolas Sarkozy, on Tuesday about the situation in Libya, the global economy and recent developments in financial markets, the White House said.

On the global economy and euro zone crisis, "They agreed on the importance of concerted action, including through the G-20, to address these challenges and to spur growth and job creation," the White House said in a statement.

(Reporting by Alister Bull; Editing by Eric Beech)