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Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Lula, Sarkozy Meet Quickly in Paris
Paris, Apr 1.- Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva and his French Peer Nicolas Sarkozy held a short meeting here before heading to the G-20 Summit in London.
Official sources from both countries told the press that Lula and Zarkozy agreed on the need to set up a common front to get true results at the Summit to fight the international economic crisis.
President Lula repeated his caustic criticism on Monday's issue of Le Monde against "the drug" of protectionism that currently invades many rich countries.
Both heads of state also hoped for tighter regulation at world money markets to impede or neutralize future global economic crises.
On Tuesday and Wednesday Sarkozy said he would not sign a final document at the G-20 Summit without convincing results, although he admitted that the Summit could perhaps settle everything.
Sources of the Brazilian delegation said the talks also versed on defense and development cooperation.
Lula, who will travel to London in train, arrived early this morning to Paris from Doha where he attended the 2nd Summit of the Arab-South American Countries. (Prensa Latina)