Time: 8:02 a.m. CEST
President Barack Obama arrived in the United Kingdom, where he would meet with Britain Prime Minister David Cameron, which name was recently related to the Panama Papers investigation. However, President Obama would not discus financial issues with Cameron, but instead would pledge for the remaining of Britain in the European Union. President Obama published an op-ed in the media.
Among other things for cooperation, which includes anti-ISIL coalition, the President, which is his last year in office says, “As citizens of the United Kingdom take stock of their relationship with the EU, you should be proud that the EU has helped spread British values and practices – democracy, the rule of law, open markets – across the continent and to its periphery. The European Union doesn’t moderate British influence – it magnifies it.”
Obama said that “a strong Europe is not a threat to Britain’s global leadership; it enhances Britain’s global leadership. The United States sees how your powerful voice in Europe ensures that Europe takes a strong stance in the world, and keeps the EU open, outward looking, and closely linked to its allies on the other side of the Atlantic. So the US and the world need your outsized influence to continue – including within Europe.”
As Obama underlines, “In this complicated, connected world, the challenges facing the EU – migration, economic inequality, the threats of terrorism and climate change – are the same challenges facing the United States and other nations. And in today’s world, even as we all cherish our sovereignty, the nations who wield their influence most effectively are the nations that do it through the collective action that today’s challenges demand.”
The United Kingdom will go on a referendum on June 23 to decide if Britain would leave or remain in the European Union.