Obama: US, China want climate change deal

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Posted: Nov 17, 2009 12:16 AM

President Barack Obama says the United States and China are looking for a comprehensive deal during next month's climate change summit that will "rally the world."

Obama says the goal at the Copenhagen meeting should be an agreement that has "immediate operational affect," not just a political declaration. As the world's two largest consumers and producers of energy, Obama says the United States and China must play a key role in negotiating an agreement.

Obama spoke following a meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao.