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France plans new financial crisis world summit
PARIS (AP) — France says it will host a January summit of world leaders and experts to seek solutions to the global financial crisis, in a follow-up to last weekend’s summit.
The office of President Nicolas Sarkozy says former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is helping prepare the Paris meeting for Jan. 8-9.
French officials view the summit, announced Tuesday, as a complement to last weekend’s summit in Washington on the financial crisis.
Sarkozy and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown came home from that summit with less ambitious commitments than they had pushed for.
French officials say it is too soon to list leaders attending the January summit but Nobel economists including Joseph Stiglitz and India’s Amartya Sen will be present.