Obama, Romney to address Clinton Global Initiative

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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in West Palm Beach, Fla. For the first time in a decade, the Sept. 11 attacks and the wars that resulted are not the focus of the presidential campaign. But President Barack Obama, who leads Republican Mitt Romney on national security issues, may try to change that this fall as he seeks to sway undecided voters and court traditional Republican constituencies.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

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NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are set to address a major gathering of world leaders in government, business and other fields held annually by Bill Clinton.

The former president announced Monday that Obama and Romney would participate in the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative on Sept. 25 in New York.

Romney is scheduled to lead a panel looking at ways to redesign the global food production system. Obama is set to address a session later that day looking at how banks and other financial institutions can help the world's poor.

Clinton supports Obama's re-election bid and gave a rousing speech at the Democratic convention last week that criticized Romney. The former president said he was "grateful" that both Romney and Obama will participate in the meeting.

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