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U.S. Treasury Secretary to visit Europe for debt crisis talks

12-03-2011 09:03 BJT

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will visit Europe in next week to seek collaborated efforts with authorities to tackle the worsening eurozone debt crisis, the Treasury Department said Friday.

Geithner "will travel to Europe December 6-8, 2011, for discussions with his counterparts on their efforts to reinforce the institutions of the euro area," said the department in a statement.

Geithner's trip comes as Europe grapples with a spreading debt crisis and ahead of a two-day European Union summit that opens Dec. 8

U.S. President Barack Obama said earlier this week that the debt crisis in Europe is the key headwind for the U.S. economic recovery.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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