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British Prime Minister Arrives In Washington For Talks With Obama


British Prime Minister David Cameron (right) and U.S. President Barack Obama (file photo)

British Prime Minister David Cameron (right) and U.S. President Barack Obama (file photo)

British Prime Minister David Cameron has arrived in Washington ahead of talks with U.S. President Barack Obama that are expected to include the transition of security in Afghanistan from NATO-led forces to Afghan control.

In a jointly written opinion article appearing in "The Washington Post" newspaper on March 13, the two leaders said their White House talks would help prepare for a May summit of NATO leaders in Chicago.

They said that would include discussions on how to shift the role of U.S. and British troops in Afghanistan to a "support role" for Afghan security forces and still ensure that Afghanistan is never again a haven for Al-Qaeda.

Cameron is being accompanied on the two-day visit by his wife, Samantha Cameron, who is expected to make several public appearnaces with U.S. first lady Michelle Obama.

With AP and AFP reports
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