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Brown in first face-to-face meeting with President Bush

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posted on Apr, 14 2007 @ 05:41 PM
Chancellor Gordon Brown - widely seen as the Prime Minister in waiting and successor to Tony Blair - has had his first face-to-face with US President George Bush today.

Chancellor Gordon Brown has had private talks with US President George W Bush, American officials have confirmed.

In their first face-to-face meeting, the two men spent 45 minutes at the White House discussing Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as trade liberalisation.

It is thought the meeting was unplanned and was suggested by Mr Bush, who knew the chancellor was at the White House talking to national security officials.

Mr Brown is in Washington for meetings at the International Monetary Fund.

Source: BBC News

I'm very curious as to how things went, since I recall Brown hinting a number of times that he wouldn't be as 'close' to the US as Blair has been. Whether he means it or not and what implications this policy (and, indeed, what exactly this policy entails) I suppose we'll see.

A significant event, nonetheless, though it seems pretty low-key.

[edit on 14/4/07 by Ste2652]


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