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. The Artful Dodger

    If they haven't begun to put a dent into the financial crisis by April 2 we're gonna be in a world of hurt.

    November 26, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  2. JuanM

    LOL..."change". What does Obama do? He leaves Gates in as SecDef, appoints Hillary, who in is own words had bad judgement because of her vote for the Iraq war, to the Sec of State and has Biden as his VP who also voted for the Iraq War. Obama is a typical politician. We need more than these two parties. The Dems and Repubs are the same.

    November 26, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  3. Tulsa

    I imagine the leaders of other countries are relieved to finally have an equal to speak to. Too long has Bush been a prime example of the "ugly American". Arrogant and ignorant.
    Mr. Obama, lead. Listen. Make wise choices.

    November 26, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  4. Joseph Adewole

    It will be great to have him here........but before his arrival, will Mr. Brown REPEAL Section5(2) of alien Amendment Act of 1919 which legalised different rates of pay to British subjects according to their "race"? (Solomos 1993). Also set aside the Royal proclamation by Queen Elizabeth I in 1596?
    Barack, The Lord is with you.

    November 26, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  5. s

    umm, why wouldn't he? I mean... he would be president by then and this is a GLOBAL issue. Plus we know every one wants a piece of our president.

    gawd, it feels good to be a PROUD American again! :o)

    November 26, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  6. Tulsa

    CC Harrisonburg, VA
    If we had a President that was worth anything, the President Elect wouldn't have to be doing his job. As it is, I'm glad Mr. Obama is working on our problems. Better than the current occupant of the White House.
    Besides, if you had read the article you would know that it was Gordon Brown, not Mr. Obama who made this announcement.

    November 26, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  7. Logic

    Kayne, we're gonna blame you still .. you voted for Bush 2x ... LOL

    November 26, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  8. Tom in Delaware

    "...unless, of course, the American Economy drops from 1st to 21st, then he can just stay home and watch it on TV."

    November 26, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  9. Tulsa

    Republicans. Just can't get enough of you losers. Thanks for the laughs and have a happy Thanksgiving.

    November 26, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  10. DC Observer

    The first and most important test of Obama in the internatuional community at perhaps its most crucial hour. This will truly be historic.

    November 26, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  11. JuanM

    I guess "hope & change" means "appoint Washington insiders and continue to give billions to Wall Street like Bush and Dem congress." Obama and McCain voters have been so fooled. Mr. Obama is now going to put his daughters in an elite private school that few Americans can afford. Mr "man of the people" looks more and more like just another Washington politician.

    November 26, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  12. Maggie in NYS

    CC in Harrisonburg, VA – did you actually READ the article? The summit is taking place on April 2. President-Elect Obama will be President Obama on January 20.

    November 26, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  13. California Gold

    Hey CC Harrisonburg, VA. The current President is again missing in action. Maybe you can send him a memo that as President he needs to lead instead of photo-op with turkeys. Meanwhile it might behoove you to try to get with the program, unless you feel the best you can do is lob personal criticisms. Blech.

    November 26, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  14. Whiners

    To CC in VA who posed the following question

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

    Obviously you are still having a hangover from last New Year's Eve.
    Obama has consistently said that you can only have one president at a time (when people were badgering him to do something that was not yet part of his portfolio). In case you did not know, Inauguration Day is 20 January 2009 so when APRIL 2009 comes he will have to fall in line. Why are there so many ignoramuses in the Republican camp?

    November 26, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  15. Hopeful for Tomorrow

    @CC Harrisonburg, VA - Do you think the reason you're perceiving Obama as a "rockstar" is because he's already showing he's more capable to be the President than Bush?

    November 26, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  16. Shari, NY

    CC in VA: The meeting is in April 2009, not 2008. Obama is supposed to be there. If McCain won he would have to be there too.
    Why are people so anti-Obama? I get it, their jobs are as secure as Buckingham Palace with an alligator moat around it, their homes have been paid off and money is falling from trees like overladen apple orchards in September. Life is too good to change now. Ahhh!

    November 26, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  17. Ted

    Its like the fox guarding the hen house. The democrats caused most of the economic woes in the first palce.

    November 26, 2008 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  18. tom

    the leaders around the world will now have someone that is intellegent to talk to and they are very happy they dont have to be speaking to old angry mccain.

    November 26, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  19. David

    Ah yaes, another G-20 summit, or how can we continue to fast track a one world currency and then a one world government.

    November 26, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  20. David

    Once again JuanM you've nailed it. The two-party system is a scam. More like a one party system with two names. It's time for a viable third party to emerge if we have to continue with the same song and dance that we obviously are with Obama.

    November 26, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  21. lovable liberal

    Some people are stunningly unable to learn from experience. President-elect Obama has stepped very gingerly into the leadership vacuum left by Duhbya's inabilities, but they object even to that. They'd rather flush the economy to make the situation worse for America just because the incoming President is a Democrat!

    Then there are the commenters who wish Duhbya could have a third term! Did they sleep through the first two? Someone chosen at random off the street would be better. At least, she (statistically) would probably have some grasp of her limitations and would get advice (or direction) from someone better than Darth Cheney.

    November 26, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  22. Chuck Pittsburgh

    CC harrisonburg, VA. It is apparent that you are still angry at the loss of your candidates on Nov 4. However, as we can all see and hear, President Elect Obama has sounded, acted, and reacted more presidential than our actual president of the last 8 years. Even with his choices to cabinet positions, at least the 8 years of rhetoric and lies are over.

    November 26, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  23. Texas Trail Kitty

    And this time, the US will have a president attending that we can be proud of. Our president will actually UNDERSTAND what is happening. I feel very hopeful for the first time in 8 years. I pray that President Obama can return some semblance of confidence and joy to America.

    November 26, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  24. tom

    ted-–the democrats? the democrats? no 80% of the countries problems are the republicans fault,the other 20% is just the way things go... go tell your lies on the hannity report or limburger real americans are sick of it.

    November 26, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |


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