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President Obama at London G-20 Summit: Laying Groundwork for Progress

President Obama answers questions during a press conference Thursday, April 2, 2009, following the G20 Summit in London.(White House Photo/Pete Souza)

President Obama answers questions during a press conference Thursday, April 2, 2009, following the G20 Summit in London.(White House Photo/Pete Souza)

April 2, 2009

In London President Obama held bilateral meetings with leaders of Russia, China, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and India, as well as Great Britain, discussing, the President said, “coordinated actions on a range of issues: how we could reduce the nuclear threat; how we could forge a coordinated response to North Korea’s planned missile launch; how we can turn back terrorism and stabilize Afghanistan; how we can protect our planet from the scourge of climate change. I'm encouraged that we laid the groundwork for real and lasting progress on a host of these issues.”

Full text of news conference by President Obama in London
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