Brown and Sarkozy to meet on crisis on Tuesday

LONDON Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:49pm GMT

Prime Minister Gordon Brown (R) speaks to France's President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee Palace in Paris, October 12, 2008. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Prime Minister Gordon Brown (R) speaks to France's President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee Palace in Paris, October 12, 2008.

Credit: Reuters/Charles Platiau

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Gordon Brown will meet French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris on Tuesday to discuss the global financial crisis, his office said in a statement.

"The prime minister will meet President Sarkozy at the president's private residence on the outskirts of Paris," a statement from Brown's office said.

The meeting comes ahead of a European Union meeting on November 7 and a meeting of world leaders in Washington on November 15. Brown and Sarkozy have spearheaded Europe's response to the crisis, the worst the world has experienced in 70 years.

(Reporting by Luke Baker; Editing by Adrian Croft)