US President George W. Bush and finance ministers from the Group of Seven rich countries opened crisis talks on Saturday, looking for unity on a remedy to the global financial crisis. After the White House meeting, Bush was scheduled to make public remarks at 8:05 am (1805 PST) flanked by the ministers of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the heads of the IMF and the World Bank. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson sat on either side of the US president, who was surrounded by other top aides including national security adviser Stephen Hadley.