Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said that he discussed addressing the problems in the world economy with US President George W. Bush at the NATO summit in Bucharest this week.

Brown said, We were also talking about one of the major issues that will feature on my visit to the United States: what we can collectively do about the world economy. And I think that is an important issue that we are addressing, reports Reuters.

The Prime Minister also said he had also been discussing proposals with French, German and other leaders about, how we can make sure that the changes that we need in the world economy are made as quickly as possible.

Brown has two planned trips to the US in April, first for a G7 meeting dealing with the credit crunch and another separate visit later on with President Bush.