President Barack Obama made a strong debut on the world stage at the G20 summit in London, according to the head of the lead Senate panel overseeing the country's international relations.

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told RTTNews that Obama's work at his first major international summit had hit the right note.

It's gone very well. I think they've done a good job, he said.

Kerry said that the administration's efforts both to reform international financial regulation and to spur other countries into stimulating the global economy were important points of the summit.

It's imperative to get reform and have an international standard with respect to both banking and transparency, Kerry said. Hopefully we're moving down the road to get there, as well as get an understanding on how to kick the economies into gear.

He added, I think the President's message was absolutely on target that they can't just rely on the United States alone to be the engine.

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