Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Readout of Obama's Call with Cameron

Today, Britain's government came up with a budget that cut spending and raised taxes. Obama will meet up with David Cameron in Toronto June 26-27.
President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron spoke by telephone today with a focus on preparations for the G-8/G-20 meetings this week in Canada. The President noted the historic nature of the Prime Minister’s statement last week on the inquiry into the tragic events of Bloody Sunday, commending its contribution to Northern Ireland’s reconciliation efforts. Prime Minister Cameron updated the President on his government’s June 22 budget announcement. The two leaders discussed ongoing implementation of our shared strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan. The President and the Prime Minister agreed on the importance of rapid action by the European Union to resume the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program. The President looks forward to continuing their ongoing discussion of global issues on Saturday in Toronto, when he and the Prime Minister hold their first bilateral meeting since the Prime Minister took office.