King Abdullah attends White House dinner for G-20 leaders

November 15, 2008

On Friday evening, US President George Bush hosted a dinner party at the White House State Room in honor of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz and other heads of state participating in the G-20 summit.


"We are here because we share a concern about the impact of the global financial crisis on the people of our nations," President Bush told the attendees. "We share a conviction that by working together, we can restore the global economy to the path of long-term prosperity."

The G-20 meeting will focus on five key objectives: 1) understanding the causes of the global economic crisis; 2) reviewing the effectiveness of responses thus far; 3) identifying principles for reforming financial and regulatory systems; 4) launching a specific action plan to implement those principles; and 5) reaffirming that free market principles offer the surest path to lasting prosperity.

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