April 1st, 2009
05:05 AM ET
13 years ago

Obama meets British PM ahead of G-20

LONDON, England (CNN) - U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrived Wednesday at the British prime minister's residence for a morning meeting ahead of the G-20 summit.

It was all smiles as the Obamas greeted Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife, Sarah Brown, on a red carpet outside 10 Downing Street. The foursome waved to the press but made no comments before ducking inside.

The president and prime minister planned to hold a news conference after their meeting.

President Obama last visited Downing Street last July, when he was still a candidate.


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  1. Ken

    I hope Obama sees what he is in store for when he gets back here!!!! United States Constitution still means something.

    April 1, 2009 04:14 am at 4:14 am |
  2. Deb

    What a refreshing sight to see and hear such a well respected and well versed man representing my beloved country. For the first time I thoroughly feel my vote for President Barack Obama really made a difference in our country.

    April 1, 2009 07:28 am at 7:28 am |
  3. Enlightened Voter

    Thank you President Obama for trying to fix the horrific damage done by your predecessor!

    April 1, 2009 07:37 am at 7:37 am |
  4. smokey

    I saw the First Family arrive on Air Force One yesterday..I cannot express how proud I was to see a First Family like the Obama's represent the United States...It is so refreshing to see a family so welcomed, and it is certainly a change from the past..I feel the Obama's are definitly going to change the way the world views the United States and wil represent us in a very positive light..This is long overdue , and really makes me extremely proud...

    April 1, 2009 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  5. John G

    Big surprise, President Photo Op was all smiles!

    April 1, 2009 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  6. phoenix86

    Maybe this time Obama will give the PM a DVD converter box?

    April 1, 2009 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  7. Dawn

    President Obama has to get our closeAllies back, what Dubya had done to our Allies was to alienating them, he felt he did not need them until he needed them....

    April 1, 2009 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  8. Liberals Are Stupid

    Did he bring some more video tapes that won't play?

    April 1, 2009 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  9. Sally

    Prime Minister Brown said that Obama's first 70 days in office have changed America and America's relationship with the world. Positively, naturally.

    Is it any wonder? Bush was detested! It's good to finally have a president we can be proud of and one who hasn't embarrassed us and other leaders can understand and appreciate and respect. It was 8 long years coming though. We had to suffer through Bush's incompetence, incoherency and bullying tactics. I guess you could say we've weathered the storm and can now enjoy the sunshine.

    April 1, 2009 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  10. scooter

    SO I just saw a clip of Obama stating to the leaders that we should not use fear to help the economy the funny thing is that is what he used to get the stimulas passed as well as the bailouts.......Hummmm good for the goose but not the gander

    April 1, 2009 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  11. Roland

    President Obama, tell England that we never really seperated ourselves from them. The Boston Tea Party was all a farce because we never really broke away from them. As a matter of fact we are paying more in taxes in this country then the English when you start adding up all of the seperate taxes American's pay we far out taxes then the Europeans are. At least the Brits get health care out of it and we American's get the shaft !

    April 1, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |