21st century talks no Roosevelt, Churchill sitting and sipping brandy: Obama

April 3rd, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama London, Apr.3 (ANI): Visiting US President Barack Obama is of the view that leadership-related negotiations in the new millennium (21st century) are far more complicated and different to the negotiations held 68 years ago during and after the second World War.

Speaking on the sidelines of the second Group of Twenty (G-20) Summit that was held here, Obama said: “If there’s just Roosevelt and Churchill sitting in a room with a brandy, that’s an easier negotiation.”

“But that’s not the world we live in, and it shouldn’t be the world that we live in,” he told reporters from India and China during a news conference following a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

After over eleven hours of meetings, Obama emerged Thursday from his first summit meeting with a handful of modest concrete commitments.

He did not get much of what American officials had been hoping for, notably failing to persuade other countries to commit to more fiscal stimulus spending.

But he, along with the other world leaders present, did get a more forceful and detailed blueprint for a global recovery than a similar gathering 86 years ago, when an earlier generation failed to take collective action to counter the Great Depression. (ANI)

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