Photo: David Cameron congratulates Obama
November 8th, 2012
12:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Photo: David Cameron congratulates Obama

(CNN) - British Prime Minister David Cameron called President Barack Obama Thursday to congratulate him on winning re-election.

Obama and Cameron appear to maintain a friendly relationship. As part of Cameron's official visit to the U.S. earlier this year, the two kicked off the start of the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, attending a game in Ohio together, as well as co-authored an op-ed piece in the Washington Post titled "An alliance the world can count on."

Other leaders Obama spoke with Thursday, according to the White House:

Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia
President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil
Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada
President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia
President Mohammed Morsi of Egypt
President Francois Hollande of France
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen
King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz of Saudi Arabia
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey


Filed under: 2012 • David Cameron • President Obama
Cameron reaffirms support for same-sex marriage on eve of Romney meeting
July 26th, 2012
08:32 AM ET
2 years ago

Cameron reaffirms support for same-sex marriage on eve of Romney meeting

(CNN) - They may both be members of their country’s conservative parties, but a look at the schedule of 10 Downing Street gives at least one indication that British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. GOP candidate Mitt Romney aren’t aligned on every issue.

On Wednesday the prime minister hosted a reception for members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community at 10 Downing in which he renewed his commitment to legal same sex civil marriage.
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March Madness for Obama, Cameron
March 8th, 2012
09:55 PM ET
3 years ago

March Madness for Obama, Cameron

(CNN) – President Barack Obama will attend the first game of NCAA's March Madness next Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio, a White House official tells CNN White House Correspondent Dan Lothian.

And he'll be bringing along a special guest: British Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Romney meets with British PM
July 7th, 2011
01:23 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney meets with British PM

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney met with British Prime Minister David Cameron Thursday, he announced via Twitter.

The former Massachusetts governor is in London to fundraise and meet with British officials. He held a fundraiser Wednesday night after meeting with British Secretary of State for Defense Liam Fox and former Prime Minister Tony Blair. He was also scheduled to sit down with British National Security Adviser Peter Ricketts.


Filed under: 2012 • David Cameron • Mitt Romney
Obama, Cameron and Sarkozy: Future with Gadhafi in power is ‘impossible’
April 14th, 2011
10:32 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama, Cameron and Sarkozy: Future with Gadhafi in power is ‘impossible’

(CNN)-In a display of trans-continental cooperation, President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy declare in a co-written op-ed, “It is impossible to imagine a future for Libya with Gadhafi in power.”

“The United States, France, and Britain have been united from the start in responding to the crisis in Libya and we are united on what needs to happen to end it,” they say in the article, set to appear Friday in the International Herald Tribune - the international edition of the New York Times –and also the French daily Le Figaro and British daily the Times of London.
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Filed under: David Cameron • Libya • President Obama
July 20th, 2010
06:01 PM ET
4 years ago

The 'special relationship'

Washington (CNN) – Like a couple renewing their vows, President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron once again reaffirmed the "special relationship" between the US and UK during a joint press conference at the White House on Tuesday.

Calling it an "opportunity to renew the relationship with my partner, Prime Minister Cameron," President Obama also claimed the US has "no closer ally, no stronger partner."

But there has been a rough patch recently; while the US and UK relationship goes back to the founding of America, the tension between the two allies has been palpable.

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Filed under: David Cameron • President Obama • United Kingdom
July 20th, 2010
03:47 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama, Cameron blast release of Lockerbie bomber

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 U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron Tuesday blasted Scottish authorities' decision to release the convicted Lockerbie bomber last year. (PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images)


Washington (CNN) - U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron Tuesday blasted Scottish authorities' decision to release the convicted Lockerbie bomber last year and agreed on the need to push for a more transparent disclosure of the circumstances surrounding Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi's release.

The two leaders also said they addressed a range of issues in talks at the White House, including the war in Afghanistan, sanctions against Iran, the state of the global economy, and the responsibilities of BP - a British company - in the wake of the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

The meeting was part of Cameron's first U.S. visit as Britain's leader. The two men met with reporters at the White House shortly after huddling behind closed doors.

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Filed under: David Cameron • issues • President Obama
July 20th, 2010
08:59 AM ET
4 years ago

British prime minister to meet with Obama






Washington (CNN) - Prime Minister David Cameron makes his first White House visit as Britain's leader Tuesday.

There will be a number of difficult issues on the agenda, ranging from Afghanistan to the early release from prison of the Libyan convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie airplane bombing that killed 270 people.

But Cameron and Obama also have much in common, although they represent different parts of the political spectrum.

They're a similar age - Cameron is 43 and Obama is 48 - and they both campaigned on the slogan of hope and change. Cameron came to power in May in a historic shift of power in the United Kingdom, about 18 months after Obama made history with his own election as president.

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July 20th, 2010
06:51 AM ET
4 years ago

British PM may meet with senators about Lockerbie case

British Prime Minister David Cameron has offered to meet with four U.S. senators Tuesday to discuss the 2009 release of a Libyan man convicted of playing a role in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has offered to meet with four U.S. senators Tuesday to discuss the 2009 release of a Libyan man convicted of playing a role in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

Washington (CNN) - British Prime Minister David Cameron has offered to meet with four U.S. senators Tuesday to discuss the 2009 release of a Libyan man convicted of playing a role in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

"The prime minister recognizes the huge strength of feeling on this issue and has immense sympathy for the families - American, British and others - affected by the Lockerbie atrocity," said Martin Longden, the press secretary at the British Embassy. "The PM has personally asked to rearrange his program in Washington to enable him to meet with the four senators and discuss their concerns directly."

It was not immediately clear if the four senators from New Jersey and New York - Robert Menendez, Frank Lautenberg, Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer - would be able to accept Cameron's invitation to meet with him at the British ambassador's residence in Washington Tuesday evening.

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July 20th, 2010
12:39 AM ET
4 years ago

British prime minister to meet with Obama

Prime Minister David Cameron makes his first White House visit as Britain's leader Tuesday.

Cameron became prime minister in May. Topics he is expected to discuss with President Barack Obama will include the war in Afghanistan and last year's release by Scotland of the Libyan man convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie airplane bombing, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday.

Britain is a leading ally in the U.S.-led military coalition fighting Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan. However, Cameron is under pressure at home to end the British involvement in the campaign.

"I think the president has, on a number of occasions, laid out why what he's doing in Afghanistan is in our national security interests. We will continue to make that case tomorrow," Gibbs told a news briefing. "Obviously, we have, in both this administration and in the previous administration, had the help of the British government. I think both they and we have said we will not be there forever."

Gibbs also said the release last August of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, who was sentenced to life for his role in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, would come up at Tuesday's meeting. The Pan Am bombing killed 270 people, most of them Americans.

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