Six months ago, I said that the London Summit marked a turning point in
the G20's efforts to prevent economic catastrophe. And here in Pittsburgh,
we've taken several significant steps forward to secure our recovery...
and transition to strong, sustainable, and balanced economic growth. We
brought the global economy back from the brink. We laid the groundwork
today for long-term prosperity as well. We have learned, time and again,
that in the 21st century, the nations of the world share mutual interests.
That's why I've called for a new era of engagement that yields real results
for our people... an era when nations live up to their responsibilities,
and act on behalf of our shared security and prosperity. And that's exactly
the kind of strong cooperation that we forged here in Pittsburgh, and earlier
this week in New York. Indeed, on issue after issue, we see that the international
community is beginning to move forward together. At the G20, we've achieved
a level of tangible, global economic cooperation that we have never seen
before... while also acting to address the threat posed by climate change.
At the United Nations Security Council, we passed a historic resolution
to secure loose nuclear materials... to stop the spread of nuclear weapons,
and to seek the security of a world without them. And as we approach negotiations
with Iran on October 1st, we have never been more united... in standing
with the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany in demanding
that Iran live up to its responsibilities. On all of these challenges,
there is much more work to be done. But we leave here today more confident
and more united in the common effort of advancing security and prosperity
for all of our people.