November 26th, 2008
09:49 AM ET
7 years ago

British PM expects Obama in London for G-20 meeting

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Brown said he expects Obama at the G-20 meeting."] 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.

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soundoff (84 Responses)
  1. 60 year old white female and proud supporter of PE Obama

    Well of course he will be there. What a silly article.

    November 26, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  2. Dj

    Is this stating the obvious or what?

    November 26, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  3. Mickie

    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.

    November 26, 2008 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  4. That Other Jerry

    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?

    November 26, 2008 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  5. Democrat in ARIZONA

    Who would think he would not be there. Obama will definitly be there. My President Elect will bring some now energy to the table.

    November 26, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  6. Scott Tucson

    Will Gordon Brown still be in power come April 2nd? He has problems of his own over there that he can't solve.

    November 26, 2008 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  7. Stacy from Loudoun County VA

    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.

    November 26, 2008 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  8. Drone

    God speed Mr. President...

    November 26, 2008 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  9. AGB, Lanham, MD.

    Thanks for the invitation, PM

    See you then.....On behalfe of our then president.

    November 26, 2008 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  10. Nick

    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.

    November 26, 2008 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  11. Jaye

    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.

    November 26, 2008 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  12. Larry

    We'll all be Socialist by then,how nice

    November 26, 2008 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  13. Kayne

    Oh God!

    We need W'08

    November 26, 2008 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  14. Kayne

    Don't Blame Me, I voted 4 McCain!

    November 26, 2008 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  15. Ann

    Isn't there anything to report on Biden?
    We have heard all about Palin the devil loser

    November 26, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  16. Debra

    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.

    November 26, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  17. A Kickin' Donkey

    Well .... duh ... he becomes President on January 20th ... I guess he (or his designee) would be at a meeting in April.

    November 26, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  18. Ted:Canada

    You heard it from CANADA!

    "China slashes interest rates"

    Major Impact!
    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

    Changing world!!

    Be Good!

    November 26, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  19. Sylvia

    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.

    November 26, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  20. CC Harrisonburg, VA

    Can someone please tell the Rockstar that he is not president yet?

    November 26, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  21. Beth from Virginia

    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?

    November 26, 2008 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  22. Former republican army wife

    Why is this news? By the time the next meeting is held, Obama will be president. Wouldn't he naturally go to the meeting?

    November 26, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  23. Darry MIller

    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...

    November 26, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  24. Gaylon Barrow

    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.

    November 26, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  25. Terri Ann ~*~*~*~*~*~*~

    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!!

    November 26, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
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