UK-US relationship “essential” says Cameron

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Meeting for talks with US President Barack Obama, as part of his current state visit, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has praised the “special relationship” between the US and the UK.

In a joint press conference following the two leader’s meeting inside Number 10, Cameron said:

“…in millions of interactions every day – including our massive business relationship – our people forge friendships together. That’s what makes this relationship special.

But what makes it essential is that it’s not just about history or sentiment.
It is a living, working partnership. It is essential to our security. It is essential for our prosperity.”

The two leaders announced on Wednesday six specific areas where the US and the UK will strengthen their co-operation in the coming months.

These include support to Armed Forces personnel, commitments to collaboration in science, higher education, volunteerism and international development; and the development of cyberspace.