German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Francois Hollande say they have agreed to discuss ways to generate economic growth in Europe.
After meeting in Berlin, the pair confirmed that they both want Greece to remain part of the eurozone.
Mr Hollande also pledged to work together with Germany "for the good of Europe".
Mr Hollande, a Socialist who has just taken office, has criticised Mrs Merkel's austerity-led approach to the eurozone debt crisis and called for more growth-based efforts.
During his election campaign, he called for a renegotiation of a budget-discipline pact which Mrs Merkel pushed for the continent.
Mr Hollande said after his first meeting with the German leader that "everything must be put on the table by everyone" that could promote growth.
Asked whether he is still demanding a renegotiation of the fiscal compact, Mr Hollande said he would be able to answer the question "at the end of this work".