Geithner to meet Trichet and Schaeuble in Germany
08/03/2011 14:33 - webmaster
08 MAR 2011

(Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will meet with European Central Bank and German finance leaders on Tuesday ahead of a European Union summit that will consider bolstering a rescue fund for debt-strapped bloc members.

Geithner will meet with European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble during a brief trip to Frankfurt and Berlin, the Treasury said on Monday. He also will meet with German Bundesbank President Axel Weber while in Frankfurt on Tuesday morning.

The Treasury provided few details about Geithner's goals for the trip. It said in a statement that he will "discuss the global economic outlook and progress on international financial reform," along with enforcement of sanctions against Libya and Iran.

Following Geithner's meeting with Schaeuble in Berlin on Tuesday afternoon, the two finance ministers will hold a joint press conference, around 9:15 a.m. EST/14:15 GMT.

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