President Barack Obama is joining with leaders of other top economic powers in calling for more emphasis on jobs and growth while reducing debt.
The leaders of the top economic powers were meeting at Camp David at a summit focused on how to bolster the world's sagging economy.
They agreed that the required solution might be different for each of the nations. A joint summit statement reflected how urgently the countries must contain a financial crisis that could spread worldwide.
The leaders also set the stage for a united release of world oil reserves to balance any disruption in world markets when tough new sanctions are imposed on Iran's exports because of its disputed nuclear program.
The Group of Eight summit includes leaders of the United States, Japan, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Russia.