White House: The visit will remind us of the importance of the special relationship

The White House outlines the topics of conversation expected between the prime minister and president this week:

"The visit will highlight the fundamental importance of the US-UK special relationship and the depth of the friendship between the American people and the people of the United Kingdom, as well as the strong personal bond that has developed between the two leaders and their families.

"During the visit, the president and the prime minister are expected to discuss the upcoming NATO and G-8 summits, as well as the broad array of global issues on which the United States and the United Kingdom cooperate closely in order to advance our common values and shared interests, including: Afghanistan, the Middle East, Iran, human rights, and global economic stability and growth.

"They will also review progress in the implementation of the various initiatives launched during the president's State Visit to the UK last year."