August 6, 2011 / 7:37 PM / 6 years ago

Sarkozy talks to UK's Cameron on financial situation

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron spoke to French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Saturday evening to discuss the financial situation after the U.S. credit rating downgrade, Cameron’s office said.

“The prime minister this evening spoke by telephone to President Sarkozy of France,” a spokesman for Cameron said.

“They discussed the euro area and the U.S. debt downgrade. Both agreed the importance of working together, monitoring the situation closely and keeping in contact over the coming days.”

He said there were no further details on the discussions.

Reporting by Michael Holden and Yann Le Guernigou in Paris; Editing by Sophie Hares

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