U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner will meet with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi in separate sessions on July 30.
The meeting with Schaeuble will take place on the German island of Sylt in the afternoon of July 30, and the session with Draghi will be held that evening in Frankfurt, the Treasury Department said in a statement today.
The Treasury said the meetings will be closed to the press, with a photo opportunity before the Schaeuble meeting. A Treasury official with knowledge of the matter said that Geithner and Schaeuble wonâ€™t hold a news conference after the meeting.
European stocks rose for an eighth week as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande joined Draghi in promising to do everything to protect the euro.
â€œFrance and Germany are fundamentally attached to the integrity of the euro zone,â€ Merkel and Hollande said in a joint statement today. â€œThey are determined to do everything to protect it.â€
The leaders of the euro areaâ€™s two biggest economies issued their statement a day after Draghi said that the central bank will act to preserve the euro.
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