HIGHLIGHTS-Key quotes from G20 summit

Fri Sep 6, 2013 10:45am EDT
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ST. PETERSBURG, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Following are key quotes from leaders at the close of a G20 summit in St. Petersburg.


"We achieved a consensus on the need to pursue policies that support economic growth while confirming medium-term national fiscal consolidation strategies."

"The situation in the global economy looks better now than it did five years ago. Economic growth is recovering, but risks of course are still very, very great.

"That's why, since the start of our G20 presidency we have set our tasks as stimulating growth, creating new jobs - above all by encouraging investment, effective regulation and increasing confidence in markets."


"I thought at the meeting last night, those people, including the Turks, the Saudi Arabians, the Americans, the British, the Canadians, the French, who made the arguments about the taboo of chemical weapons, about the importance of the world responding, I thought we had by far the better of the argument."

"It's better with a UN Security Council resolution but you cannot rule out taking action if you cannot get one. I think we should have learned from some of the genocides we have seen in our world that there is an imperative for a line to be drawn and that may well happen again in the future."   Continued...