Bush says G8 leaders aim for climate goal

MESEBERG, Germany Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:04am EDT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel walks with President George W. Bush in the garden of the government guest house 'Schloss Meseberg', 70 kilometres (43.5 miles) north of Berlin June 11, 2008. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

German Chancellor Angela Merkel walks with President George W. Bush in the garden of the government guest house 'Schloss Meseberg', 70 kilometres (43.5 miles) north of Berlin June 11, 2008.

Credit: Reuters/Pawel Kopczynski

MESEBERG, Germany (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Wednesday leading world economies wanted to agree on a long-term binding goal on climate change within the framework of the Group of Eight powers.

"The United States is working very closely with other major economies to develop a common goal," Bush said after meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel. "The objective is to be able to announce a long-term binding goal at the G8," he added.

(Reporting by Matt Spetalnick and Kerstin Gehmlich)

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