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PM's phone call with President Obama

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Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken with President Barack Obama today about the situation in Libya.

They discussed the coordination of international efforts to end the violence against the Libyan people and to ensure accountability.

Both leaders agreed that the common objective in Libya must be an immediate end to brutality and violence; the departure of Qadhafi from power as quickly as possible; and a transition that meets the Libyan peoples’ aspirations for freedom, dignity, and a representative government.

The Prime Minister and the President agreed to press forward with planning, including at NATO, on the full spectrum of possible responses, including surveillance, humanitarian assistance, enforcement of the arms embargo, and a no fly zone. They have committed to close coordination on next steps.

During the conversation the PM and the President also discussed the situation in Egypt and the campaign in Afghanistan.