Press release

Statement following PM's discussions with President Obama and G8 European leaders

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The Prime Minister held discussions with President Obama and G8 European leaders ahead of the G8 Summit.

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A Downing Street spokesperson said:

Ahead of next week’s G8 summit, the Prime Minister held an hour long video conference with President Obama, Chancellor Merkel, President Hollande and Prime Minister Letta this evening to discuss his priorities for the Lough Erne meeting.

Three days before a working dinner on foreign policy, they discussed the situation in Syria and how G8 countries should all agree to work on together a political transition to end the conflict. They also talked about Libya - another topic for Monday’s dinner - and the other leaders supported the PM’s objective to identify practical ways that G8 countries could help Prime Minister Zeidan to entrench democracy and build security in Libya. Prime Minister Zeidan is one of a number of leaders that the Prime Minister has invited to join discussions on Tuesday.

Published 14 June 2013