Brown to be first European premier to meet Obama

February 22nd, 2009 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS  

Gordon BrownLondon, Feb 22 (DPA) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to be the first European head of government to meet with US President Barack Obama, in a meeting scheduled for March 3 in Washington, the British government confirmed Saturday.
A spokesman for Brown said that the global financial crisis and the situation in Afghanistan would be on the agenda for the meeting, which is due to take place at the White House.

A White House statement said that the US and Britain had a “special relationship” and that the president wished to work closely with Brown.

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