Following are highlight quotes from Group of Seven finance ministers and central bankers meeting in Marseille.
FRENCH FINANCE MINISTER FRANCOIS BAROIN
The G7 reaffirmed its commitment to safeguarding the solidity of sovereign ratings.
We have to get away from the idea there is only one solution for all... It's not rigor versus growth.
It was a G7 where everything was raised. There was no dead time.
ECB PRESIDENT JEAN-CLAUDE TRICHET
I have no information on any Plan Bs in Germany or elsewhere.
We are experiencing a period which calls for as much an anchoring of confidence as possible and that's what we are trying to do.
We have a situation which is a global situation. When I look at the behavior of the market I see there is a multidimensional element.
BANK OF FRANCE GOVERNOR CHRISTIAN NOYER
There is an extreme tension on the markets, what's important is that very strong measures are taken by governments concerned.
It was really a meeting of great cohesion and force. There was a determination by everyone to meet challenges.
EU ECONOMIC AND MONETARY AFFAIRS COMMISSIONER OLLI REHN
Our task is to do our job as effectively and quickly as possible.
As you have seen in the past we are able to take decisions to show we can do what it takes to safeguard stability.
U.S. TREASURY SECRETARY TIMOTHY GEITHNER
It is completely within the capacity of the stronger members of the euro area to absorb those costs. Those costs would be much, much greater for them and their economies if they sit here and do nothing and they recognize that.
CANADIAN FINANCE MINISTER JIM FLAHERTY
I hope we would all agree we have to stay the course, that we have to go through the pain of fiscal consolidation. It's not easy, it creates stresses in some countries, but it's necessary, we have to get through this rough patch.
There's no point kicking the can down the road. If we don't deal with it now we'll have to deal with it later and we know that these problems do not get better with the passage of time.