PM Cameron to visit Obama next week to discuss economic and foreign policies
President Barack Obama will host prime minister David Cameron for policy discussions in Washington DC late next week.
The leaders are expected to meet over a working dinner at the White House on Thursday and at the Oval Office on Friday.
This trip is intended to show the strong relationship between the UK and US. Recently, Cameron stated that Obama had referred to him as “bro” to show the relaxed and friendly nature of their relationship.
A statement released by the White House also shared the same sentiments. It stated: “POTUS looks forward to beginning the New Year by working with David Cameron and reaffirming enduring special relationship between the US and UK.”
Topics to be discussed include cyber security, foreign policy and counter-terrorism efforts, which have gained importance since the recent Paris attacks. There will also be discussions on Russia. The efforts to maintain UK-US relations have been top priority for both the prime ministers and the duo have gone great lengths to maintain them.
Former PM Margaret Thatcher was also known for her strong friendship with former president of the United States Ronald Reagan. However their relationship was not always on good terms due to troop withdrawal and country invasion. Also, the infamous relationship between Tony Blair and George Bush shows the extent to which the UK has been eager to maintain good relations with the US.