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Obama calls Merkel, Zapatero on economy

06-22-2010 14:57 BJT

WASHINGTON, June 21 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday called German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero on economy, said the White House.

Obama discussed separately with the two European leaders on " the importance of continuing to take resolute steps to foster a durable recovery and to strengthen financial regulation," White House spokesman Bill Burton told reporters.

The three leaders are scheduled to meet in the G20 summit next week in Canada.

In his call with Zapatero, Obama thanked Zapatero for " excellent cooperation during the Spanish EU presidency, particularly progress on counterterrorism and addressing the threat posted by Iran," said Burton.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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