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Asked if the words in the Prime Minister s speech on America indicated that he thought there would be a vacuum in leadership after the Presidential election, and would the President-elect attend the meeting on the 15th November, the PMS replied that the second point was really a matter for the Americans to decide who would represent them and who would attend. In terms of what the Prime Minister said today, he was saying that we had seen American leadership in recent months in relation to dealing with the financial crisis. It was the Prime Minister s view that we were facing a global problem that required a global solution, and global solutions in relation to the economy or any other area could only be effective and lasting if they had the full engagement and leadership of the Untied States. That was why the Prime Minister said that we expected the leadership would continue, and that it must continue.

Asked if the Prime Minister was concerned that there would be a vacuum, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister had every confidence that the transition would be managed in a way that would ensure that that was not the case. It was important, as the Prime Minister said, that we did have American leadership in the weeks and months ahead. That must continue, and the Prime Minister was confident that it would continue.

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