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September 29, 2022

Merkel, Obama agree on need for growth

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on the need for ‘concerted action’ to spur global growth, the White House said after the leaders spoke by telephone. The two leaders also agreed to continue working on a statement by the Middle East Quartet group that could provide a basis for a resumption of direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians, a White House statement said, bigpondnews.com reports. ‘The two leaders agreed on the importance of concerted action, including through the G20, to address current economic challenges and to spur growth and job creation in the global economy,’ the statement said. The statement did not however specify what kind of action the leaders would recommend to spur growth.


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