Merkel and Sarkozy say Greece belongs in euro zone

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a conference call with Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou to discuss Europe's sovereign-debt crisis. Sarkozy and Merkel emphasised a need for Greece to implement previously agreed upon austerity measures, but they remained convinced that the country's future is within the euro zone. "The Greek prime minister has reaffirmed the absolute determination of his government to take all necessary measures to put into practice given commitments in its entirety," said Steffen Seibert, Merkel's spokesman.

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