Sarkozy & da Silva: Alliance for Change

July 7th, 2009

By Nicolas Sarkozy and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
The New York Times

The summit meeting which is taking place in L’Aquila, Italy, at which the Group of 8 (Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States) is joined by South Africa, Brazil, China, India, Mexico and Egypt, will be the first since we realized the extent of the financial and economic crisis we are facing.

This crisis highlights our degree of interdependence. It calls for leaders to promote a collective response, based on shared values and responsibilities. It also compels us to assess the performance of our international institutions and to rethink current global governance structures.

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