LONDON, England (CNN) – British Prime Minister Gordon Brown expects U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to come to Britain for the next meeting of the G-20 group of major industrialized and developing economies, he told parliament Wednesday.
"I have talked to the incoming administration," Brown said, adding that Obama "expects" to attend the April 2 meeting.
The G-20 leaders will discuss ways to deal with the global financial crisis, he said.
Well of course he will be there. What a silly article.
Is this stating the obvious or what?
Of course, the leaders of other nations are happy to finally have someone intelligent who isn't just a dumb bully and who will actually contribute to their discussions.
Understandable that the current climate doesn't really allow for an abrupt change of power. However, Bush is blowing his opportunity to show some leadership and statesmanship in his last days in office. He should be the one inviting Obama to the G-20 and inviting him to form a joint economic recovery team, rather than Obama inviting himself. Just being nice and gracious to Obama isn't enough in this circumstance. Where's the leadership?
Who would think he would not be there. Obama will definitly be there. My President Elect will bring some now energy to the table.
Will Gordon Brown still be in power come April 2nd? He has problems of his own over there that he can't solve.
We really should swear in Obama right now. Pomp and circumstance are getting in the way of solving problems. Bush does not have the desire or guts to deal with it, Congress is running out the clock and Hank Paulson has punted and played Bizarro Robin Hood long enough. This country is through with the Bush Administration, with all due respect, and it is time for him to take his hat and coat and just leave.
God speed Mr. President...
Thanks for the invitation, PM
See you then.....On behalfe of our then president.
And he should be there. He'll be the president then.
If this has anything to do with the fact that he wasn't at the last one... he wasn't the president.
I love this man – he will be an incredible President!
In the face of all that is happening in our world I fell better knowing Barack Obama will be our next President.
I pray for his safety every day.
We'll all be Socialist by then,how nice
We need W'08
Don't Blame Me, I voted 4 McCain!
Isn't there anything to report on Biden?
We have heard all about Palin the devil loser
Rengel is up to his same corrupt tomfoolery. Why do people stand for paying this guy to represent them when all he is interested in is how much money he will be able to embezel from them or others.
Well .... duh ... he becomes President on January 20th ... I guess he (or his designee) would be at a meeting in April.
You heard it from CANADA!
"China slashes interest rates"
For those in the “markets” buy now in companies that are solid!
For those not in the markets just try to focus on keeping your job! – Hang in there as long as you can – “change” is coming!
China! – MORE IMPACT… than balance of G-20
Since CNN does not offer any other place for comments, I have a question here, where is the story on how CNN has to re-hire 110 fired Union Workers? CNN, you not only discriminate against immigrants, people of color, Obama, but also against Union Workers. Your network is despicable! I know you won't print this since you like to print lies.
Can someone please tell the Rockstar that he is not president yet?
Isn't this sort of a "no-brainer"? Of course he'd be there. What sort of message would we be sending to the world if he declined?
Why is this news? By the time the next meeting is held, Obama will be president. Wouldn't he naturally go to the meeting?
Dear Mr. President "Elect" Obama,
I am expecting you to end this IRAQ War as promised and start bring our troops home.. Also, I am expecting to you too re-evaluated this Afganastan War that we can never win in cash or blood.
American need to work togather and pay off our debts and evaluate what we spend our money on. Re evaluate NAFTA and out outsourching contrat that Bush and Senator McCain push down america politics...
Well I hope Great Britian and the others can come up with something. Because we don't have anything leading our country but bone-headed flower children who want to turn and run at the first sign of trouble.
April???? Isn't this global financial crisis a little more dire than waiting to meet in April to discuss it???? Maybe that's part of the problem- not dealing with it in a timely manner. G-20 leaders– you might want to move that date up a bit!!