Brown to warn US politicians against economic protectionism

March 4th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI  

Gordon Brown

Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who is presently in Washington to bolster Britain’’s relations with the US, is expected to warn American politicians to avoid economic protectionism.
Brown is likely to urge a search for global solutions to end the menace during his address to Congress in Washington on Wednesday.
According to The Telegraph , several US senators and representatives favour “Buy American” policies as a way of boosting domestic economic recovery.
Brown , in an interview to BBC said, “I am going to say to Congress, ”Seize the moment”. This is a moment when the whole of world wants to work with America.”
“I think you will find that members of Congress, not just President Obama, want a way out of this problem and the method of co-operation will actually commend themselves to them,” he added.
Brown is also seeking co-operation on stimulus measures, bank restructuring and international regulatory reform.
The American- British cooperation in economic affairs would lead to reaching an agreement on a global new deal when leaders of the world’’s leading economies meet in London next month for the G-20 summit.
“President Obama and I share similar views about how we can address it and I believe we can persuade the rest of the world when we come together in London in April that a number of big changes have got to be made,” said Brown.
Brown is the fifth British Prime Minister to address a joint session of the Congress, after Winston Churchill, Clement Attlee, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair.(ANI)

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