PARIS – PARIS (AP) — The leaders of France, Germany and Russia will meet next month at a luxury French beach resort to discuss joint security concerns.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy's office says the summit will take place on Oct. 18-19 in Deauville, on the Atlantic shore .
Sarkozy's office says in a statement Monday it has invited German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to talk about joint security challenges.
The meeting will look ahead to the Group of 20 summit of leading world economies in Seoul in November. France will takes over the rotating leadership of the G-20 after South Korea in mid-November.
German government spokesman Christoph Steegmans said other international and economic issues also will be discussed, but gave no details.