프랑스의 니콜라 사르코지 대통령과 영국의 고든 브라운 총리는 양국간의 역사적인 관계를 재확인했습니다.

사르코지 대통령은 27일 이틀간의 영국 방문을 마치면서 유럽이 새로운 세계적인 문제에 직면하는 가운데 협력과 양자관계를 강화해 나가기로 약속했습니다.

브라운 영국총리는 공동기자회견에서 사르코지 대통령의 영국 방문이 두 나라간의 역동적인 관계를 보여주는 것이라고 말했습니다.

앞서  프랑스의 니콜라 사르코지 대통령과 영국의 고든 브라운 총리는 세계금융시장의 투명성 확대를 촉구했습니다. 두 지도자는  미국의 부실 주택담보대출로 야기된 금융위기로 입은 손실 규모를  분명히 밝힐 것을 은행들에게  촉구했습니다.

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown have reaffirmed an historic relationship between their two countries.

Sarkozy wrapped up his two-day visit to Britain today with promises of greater cooperation and closer bilateral ties as Europe faces new global challenges.

At a joint news conference at London's Emirates football stadium, Brown said the French president's visit to Britain signifies what he called a "dynamic" relationship.

Earlier today the French and British leaders called for greater transparency in global financial markets.

The two men called on banks to declare the full extent of their losses due to the current financial crisis, in efforts to stem the global financial turmoil sparked by bad home-loan debts in the United States. That turmoil has raised the risk of a global economic downturn.

Sarkozy told Britain's parliament Wednesday France is ready to increase its military presence in Afghanistan under certain conditions. France currently has about 1,500 troops serving in Afghanistan.

NATO spokesman James Appathurai today in Brussels welcomed Mr. Sarkozy's statement.

Leaders of France's opposition Socialist Party criticized Mr. Sarkozy's comments on Afghanistan, saying the troop issue should have been debated in the French National Assembly before being raised abroad.

Sarkozy's trip was a first state visit by a French president to Britain in more than a decade.