News APP

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  gplay

This article was first published 9 years ago  » News » Obama gives warm welcome to 'bro' British PM Cameron

Obama gives warm welcome to 'bro' British PM Cameron

January 16, 2015 11:15 IST
Get Rediff News in your Inbox:

United States President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron had a working dinner on Thursday night at the White House as Cameron began a two-day visit.

British Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama walk the Colonnade from the Oval Office to the Residence for a working dinner at the White House in Washington. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The two heads of states will hold discussions on a wide range of issues including counter-terrorism, joint campaign against Islamic State and cyber-securities.

According to White House officials, Obama greeted Cameron in the Oval Office before the two walked along the colonnade into the presidential residence. The White House said they were dining on herb-crusted lamb, pickled wild mushrooms and roasted artichokes, with warm pear cake for dessert.

Following the talks, a cyber cell of British and American intelligence and security agents is being created to defeat online attacks. 

US President Barack Obama welcomes David Cameron in the Oval Office. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters.

In addition, they will discuss tactics in the continuing military operation against Islamic State forces in Iraq, as well as the lessons of Ebola epidemic in west Africa.

In a joint article ahead of the visit, Cameron and r Obama said they “stand together” in the face of terrorist threats and global economic uncertainty.

Linking the issues, they wrote in The Times: “We reaffirm our belief that our ability to defend our freedoms is rooted in our economic strength.”

The two heads are very friendly and earlier, the British PM even revealed that Obama called him ‘bro’.

Saying that the two leaders are on intimate terms, he added: “The President has said the special relationship is stronger than it has ever been privately and in public and I agree.”

Get Rediff News in your Inbox:
India Votes 2024

India Votes 2024