Friday, April 03, 2009

Leaving G-20

As the G-20 summit came to an end a few days ago, President Obama had a few final thoughts on the meeting:
"Finally, we are protecting those who don't always have a voice at the G-20, but who have suffered greatly in this crisis. The United States is ready to lead in this endeavor. In the coming days, I will work with Congress to provide $448 million in immediate assistance to vulnerable populations, and to double support for agricultural development to over $1 billion so that we are giving people the tools they need to lift themselves out of poverty. We will also support the United Nations and World Bank as they coordinate the rapid assistance necessary to prevent humanitarian catastrophe. This is not just charity though. These are future markets for all countries, and future drivers of growth."
Read full transcript of the press conference here.