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New dad Cameron uses G-20 to catch up on sleep

By the CNN Wire Staff
David Cameron, pictured at the G-20 Summit in Seoul.
David Cameron, pictured at the G-20 Summit in Seoul.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • British Prime Minister Cameron's new daughter is three months old
  • Cameron delivers speech about creating a "stable global economy"
  • Before going to the G-20 summit in South Korea, Cameron went to China
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Seoul, South Korea (CNN) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron joked that he had an ulterior motive for attending the G-20 summit in South Korea: to catch up on sleep after the birth of his daughter, now 3 months old.

"Everyone else has come to Korea for a summit or a business meeting. I've come just for a good night's sleep," Cameron told world leaders at the business summit.

After the joke Thursday, Cameron gave a serious speech about creating a "stable global economy."

Before going to Seoul for the summit, Cameron went to China for the first time since becoming prime minister.

Cameron and a contingent of ministers and business leaders went to Beijing on Tuesday as part of a tour to boost bilateral trade with the world's second-largest economy.

During a speech in Beijing on Wednesday, Cameron cautiously urged China to allow greater political freedom at home and play a more constructive role in international affairs.