Albright serves as Obama proxy at global summitFormer US secretary of state Madeleine Albright Madeleine Korbel Albright (born May 15 1937) was the first woman to become United States Secretary of State. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on December 5 1996 and was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate 99-0. She was sworn in on January 23 1997. and an ex-Republican lawmaker on Saturday stood in for president-elect Barack Obama in meeting world leaders For a list of heads of state, see .
World leaders is a MMORPG. The game involves creating a state, joining an alliance and going into war. It is mostly played by players from Israel, China, USA, Britain, Brazil and Saudi-Arabia. attending the G20 summit on the economic crisis.
Obama himself stayed away from the Washington summit of the Group of 20 biggest economies, but foreign delegations have been keen to open channels to the Democrat succeeding President George W. Bush next January 20.
Albright and former Iowa congressman Jim Leach
They included leaders, finance ministers or top bureaucrats from Brazil, Britain, China, Germany, Japan and Russia, among others. They spoke with the French delegation by telephone.
Albright and Leach said Obama saw the summit as "an important opportunity to seek a coordinated response to the global financial crisis."
"We also conveyed president-elect Obama's determination to continuing to work together on these challenges after he takes office in January," they said, adding that they would brief Obama and Biden at the conclusion of their meetings.