Photos: President Obama Attends G8 Summit 2011 in Deauville, France

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7 Responses to Photos: President Obama Attends G8 Summit 2011 in Deauville, France

  1. Obama meets with other world leaders in France

    Deauville, France (CNN) — President Barack Obama landed in France on Thursday for meetings with the leaders of the world’s top economic powers after a high-profile visit to London.

    Obama discussed a range of security and economic issues during a one-on-one meeting with Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev. He also met with Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan and participated in a full day of talks with other leaders of the Group of Eight nations.

    The G8 includes the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Japan, Germany, Italy and Russia.

    Obama told Kan that Americans were “heartbroken” by the devastation created by Japan’s recent tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster.

    “The United States will stand by Japan for as long as it takes for Japan to recover,” Obama said. “And I’m confident it will recover.”

    Kan thanked Obama for American disaster recovery assistance.

    The two men agreed Kan will make an “official visit” to Washington in September, according to Daniel Russel, a senior U.S. National Security Council staff member.

    Obama is in the middle of a six-day, four-nation trip to Europe that began in Ireland and will end in Poland.

  2. G8 summit expected to approve aid package for ‘Arab Spring’ states

    Leaders of the world’s richest nations will promise today to provide loans and cash to shore up the economies of the so-called Arab Spring countries, where people have risen up against authoritarian leaders, but they might stop short of accepting the sweeping “Middle East Marshall Plan” which some had called for.

    Leaders of the G8 group of industrial nations are expected to approve the principle of a special aid package for Egypt and Tunisia at the end of the two-day summit in Deauville, Normandy, today. But the final summit statement is expected – partly as a result of US opposition – to avoid the specific cash and loan promises that the newly democratised Arab countries had hoped for.

    British officials said that the Prime Minister, David Cameron, was ready to promise £110m in aid for such countries over four years. The initial beneficiaries would be Tunisia and Egypt. Both have struggled to restore stability after pro-democracy protests which removed Tunisia’s president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in January and Hosni Mubarak in Egypt a month later.

  3. U.S. President Barack Obama (L) waves as he poses with France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy (R) and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy prior to attending a working dinner during the G8 summit in Deauville on May 26, 2011.

  4. US President Barack Obama (C) walks to join a working dinner during the G8 summit in Deauville on May 26, 2011. G8 leaders meeting in France are to call for an end to the bloody repression of protests in Libya and Syria and for Israel and the Palestinians swiftly to engage in meaningful peace talks.

  5. Aquagranny911 says:

    More great pics and give me the ‘Dumbo Award’ cause I just figured out by accident how to enlarge them. It’s great to see the French with smiles and hands out to greet him. So much for the French hate Americans meme. Daughter and her Hubby were there a few years ago for the World’s Cup. She said people were very gracious, especially if you made the effort to speak French. Her Hubby is pretty fluent in French and she speaks better Spanish than I do so they got along quite well. Although they were staggered at how expensive everything was.

    • I can imagine it was an exciting time for your daughter and son-in-law? I love watching the people abroad loving on our President. Some of the people here need to take note. They are making the haters look even more horrible.

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