March 8th, 2011
02:31 PM ET

Obama discusses Libya with British prime minister

WASHINGTON (CNN) - With a busy schedule in Boston today, President Obama also spoke with British Prime Minister David Cameron about the situation in Libya.

The two discussed international coordination on efforts to end the violence against civilians, and to ensure accountability of the Gadafi regime according to a statement from the White House. "They agreed that the common objective in Libya must be an immediate end to brutality and violence," along with Gadafi's quick departure from power, the statement said.

Obama and Cameron also agreed to move 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," the statement also said.
Obama has conferred on the situation recently with many of his international counterparts, from the president of Mexico, to the prime minister of Australia, and the German chancellor. He is also briefed on it regularly by his national security staff.

In addition to Libya, Obama and Cameron also discussed Egypt's transition to democracy, as well re-affirming the importance of international efforts to promote stability in both Afghanistan and Pakistan the White House said.

Topics: Libya • President Obama

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