May 12, 2010 in Nation/World

Obama asks Cameron for a visit

Associated Press

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Tuesday congratulated Britain’s new prime minister, David Cameron, on his election victory and promptly invited the U.S. ally’s newest leader to visit Washington this summer.

The two leaders discussed Iran and Afghanistan, according to the White House and Cameron’s office, though no details were provided.

Obama said he told Cameron during their telephone call the U.S. has no closer friend and ally than the United Kingdom.

“I reiterated my deep and personal commitment to the special relationship between our two countries,” Obama said in a statement.

Obama said he looked forward to meeting Cameron at an international economic summit June 25-27 in Canada. He also invited Cameron and his wife, Samantha, to visit Washington this summer. Cameron’s office said the invitation was for July.

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