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Obama, Ban discuss economic crisis

2009-03-11 03:41:07 GMT2009-03-11 11:41:07 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (L) speaks to the media alongside US President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, March 10, 2009. [Agencies]

US President Barack Obama (R) meets with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, March 10, 2009. [Agencies]

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (L) speaks to the media alongside US President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, March 10, 2009.

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he had discussed with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon the "potential threat" to food supplies if the global economic crisis worsens.

Obama has spent the first several weeks of his young administration addressing the economic crisis in the United States. He made the comments about food supplies after a meeting with Ban at the White House.

(Agencies)

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