After a day of ceremonial engagements, talks over tough challenges are dominating day two of Barack Obama’s historic state visit to Britain.
The US President and the UK Prime Minister David Cameron have been meeting at Downing Street to discuss Libya, Afghanistan and the lead role the US and Europe have to play together in global security.
Following their talks, the pair served food together at a barbecue for the military and their families in the garden of Number Ten. Obama’s speech this afternoon to both houses of parliament at Westminster Hall will give him a chance to outline Washington’s foreign policy and its views towards Europe.
Wednesday follows a more ceremonial day for the Obamas, who spent Tuesday getting acquainted with Buckingham Palace and enjoying a state dinner put on by Queen Elizabeth II.