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Eurozone debt crisis tops Sarkozy, Cameron meeting

12-03-2011 09:02 BJT

PARIS, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed here on Friday measures needed to tackle the European debt crisis.

In a fresh attempt to bridge gaps on the area's new financial mechanisms, both leaders focused their talks on preparation of the forthcoming European meetings during a working lunch, French presidency office, the Elysee, said on its website.

According to media reports, Sarkozy would try to persuade London to accept EU treaty changes to allow closer economic integration.

On Thursday, Sarkozy stressed the need for some fundamental changes to the European Union (EU) treaties.

However, Britain wants to secure guarantees that fiscal union on the European bloc would not undermine London's financial interests.

"As with any negotiation in Europe, we have to wait and see what will be offered (at the EU summit of December 8 and 9) and see how we will respond. The British government seeks always to serve the national interest," a spokesman of Cameron office was quoted as saying by the local daily Le Parisien.



Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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