Obama and Hollande agree on growth

Talks before G8 and NATO summits between presidents Obama and Hollande at the White House focussed on Europe's economy and Afghanistan.

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French President François Hollande and US President Barack Obama have met at the White House for talks focusing on the European economy and Afghanistan, reports BBC News.

The leaders' first meeting since the recent French election came ahead of a meeting of G8 leaders at Camp David, Maryland.

Mr Obama said the situation in the eurozone was of great importance to the people of Europe and to the global economy. Mr Hollande said Greece must stay in the eurozone.

It was Mr Hollande's first visit outside Europe since he was elected to office last weekend. He will also meet British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday.

Read more of this report with video at BBC News.

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