France, Belgium to guarantee Dexia financing

PARIS Tue Oct 4, 2011 4:55am EDT

PARIS Oct 4 (Reuters) - France and Belgium, working with central banks, will take all measures necessary to protect Dexia's account holders and creditors, the countries' finance ministers said in a statement on Tuesday.

"To this end, they pledge to guarantee financing raised by Dexia," Francois Baroin and Didier Reynders said in a joint statement. (Reporting by James Regan; Editing by Lionel Laurent)