Washington: US President Barack Obama and the G-8 leaders, attending the summit meeting at the Camp David, would discuss a wide range of global issues at the top of which would be the Iranian sanctions, Burma crisis and the economic crisis in Europe, a top presidential aide has said.
"The message will be that the Iranians should seize this opportunity. And while this goes on, in parallel, the sanctions and pressure effort will continue, led by the United States and the others who will be at the table on Friday evening," the US National Security Advisor Tom Donilon told reporters at a news conference yesterday, giving details of the Camp David summit of G-8 leaders.
The two day-summit meeting beginning Friday evening with a dinner, however, does not includes the new Russian President Vladimir Putin. Ahead of the meeting, Obama would meet the new French President Francois Hollande at the Oval office of the White House. This is for the first time that the G-8 Summit is being held at Camp David.

Besides Iran, Donilon said he expects G-8 leaders to discuss Syria, North Korea, Burma. "There's been remarkable progress in Burma, and the leaders will want to engage on this on Friday evening. Burma's at the start of a long but promising path towards democracy. As you know, the (US) President's made this a top priority," he said, adding that the main focus of the meeting would be on security issues.
However, on Saturday the focus will turn to the economy, he said.


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