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Obama congratulates Cameron as new PM

05-12-2010 10:33 BJT Special Report: Britain General Election |

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US President, Barack Obama, has passed on his congratulations to Britain's new Prime Minister, David Cameron.

Obama said the strong US-Britain alliance is essential to the security and prosperity of the two countries.

He added that he looks forward to meeting with Cameron at the G-8 and G-20 meetings in June in Canada, and that the new prime minister and his wife were welcome to visit Washington this summer.

The Liberal Democrats agreed on Wednesday to rule with the larger Conservatives under new Prime Minister David Cameron in Britain's first coalition government since 1945.

Meanwhile, Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, also congratulated his new counterpart. He said Australia will continue to share a good relationship with the United Kingdom.


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