Obama, Sarkozy discuss climate change, Iran nuclear issue on phone

13:03, October 15, 2009      

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U.S. President Barack Obama and his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday had "a friendly and productive" telephone conversation on the issues of climate change and Iran's nuclear program, said the White House.

"The two leaders discussed strategies to confront the threat of climate change and committed to work together in the lead up to the Copenhagen Summit," said a White House statement.

"They also discussed the need to continue a unified international approach to address Iran's nuclear ambitions," said the statement, adding that the phone call was part of "their ongoing consultation on shared U.S.-French strategic priorities."

As one of the permanent members of the UN Security Council, also one of the founders of the EU and NATO, France has important influence in international affairs and is a close partner of the United States.

Relations between the United States and France have improved since Sarkozy was elected French President in 2007.

Source: Xinhua
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