President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron Hold Talks
July 20, 2010
Washington D.C. (ChattahBox) – President Barack Obama is holding talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron this morning in Washington, where they are expected to discuss the current situation in Afghanistan, the British Petroleum oil spill, the relationship between the two countries, and the global recession.
There are many issues set to be worked through, in a time when both countries are facing major financial recessions, housing crises, and the fighting of a deadly war that appears to be far from ending.
In addition, BP has become a top-priority, with the situation still unsolved, the cleanup expected to be massive, and a scandal surrounding the possible political influence applied by the company in the release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi to Libya last year.
Cameron was vocal in the need for a strong commitment between the nations, calling himself ” unapologetically pro-America.”
“I understand that we are the junior partner – just as we were in the 1940s and, indeed, in the 1980s. But we are a strong, self-confident country clear in our views and values, and we should behave that way,” the BBC quoted the Conservative PM as saying.
“In a world of fast-growing, emerging economies, we have a responsibility to engage more widely and bring new countries to the top table of the international community. To do so is pro-American and pro-British, because it’s the only way we will maintain our influence in a changing world.”