President Obama Travels to St. Petersburg for the G-20

Posted by Megan Slack
September 5, 2013

This morning, President Obama met with the King and Queen of Sweden before flying to St. Petersburg for the G-20 Summit.  After arriving in St. Petersburg, President Obama held a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Abe of Japan. “The U.S.-Japan alliance is one of the cornerstones not just of Japan’s and America’s security, but also a cornerstone for peace and security around the world,” President Obama said before the bilateral meeting.

Here at the G20, our primary purpose is to focus on the economy and how we can improve the world’s prospects for jobs and growth and stability.  And I know that Prime Minister Abe has taken some very bold steps to boost growth and jobs and demand in Japan.  President Obama explained he and Prime Minister Abe would discuss a range of security issues, including the use of chemical weapons in Syria, “a violation of international law that must be addressed.” Read the President's full remarks here.

After the bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Abe of Japan, the President took part in an official G-20 arrival and leaders welcome, before participating in the first G-20 Working Session.  In the evening, the President attended the G-20 working dinner on sustainable development. 

About the Author: Megan Slack serves as Deputy Director of Digital Content for the Office of Digital Strategy

Editor's Note: This entry originally appeared on the White House Blog

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patrick W.
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Maryland, USA
September 7, 2013
I think, that since we elected Obama too be our President ,we should let him do his job , and give him the support he needs.
Patrick W.
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Maryland, USA
September 8, 2013
I think President Obama should ask President Bush For help on this situation he has experience with dealing with the Middle East. * 8 Years do it...!!!
Patrick W.
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Maryland, USA
September 8, 2013
Things will work out. see ya !!!

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