Tuesday, March 13, 2012

PM And Obama: World Counts On UK-US Alliance

David Cameron and Barack Obama have pledged to keep up the "essential relationship" between Britain and America, as the Prime Minister prepares to head to Washington for talks with the president.

Mr Cameron - accompanied by his wife Samantha, Foreign Secretary William Hague and Chancellor George Osborne - will arrive in Washington today for a two-day official visit.

The trip is one level below a full state visit, which only the Queen as Britain's head of state is entitled to in America.

The Camerons have been invited by Mr Obama following the president's visit to the UK in May last year.

The two leaders used a joint article in today's Washington Post to stress the warmth of trans-Atlantic relations.

"The alliance between the United States and Great Britain is a partnership of the heart, bound by the history, traditions and values we share," they wrote.

"But what makes our relationship special - a unique and essential asset for our nations and the world - is that we join hands across so many endeavours.

"Put simply, we count on each other and the world counts on our alliance." Read More

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