Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Obama arrives in London one day ahead of schedule because the Icelandic volcano

The U.S. president, Barack Obama has come this Tuesday night in London with his wife Michelle in the framework of a European tour. The presidential aircraft "Air Force One 'landed at midnight at Stansted airport, north of London. Obama, who arrived from Ireland, was received by a military delegation.

The president had to pass about ten hours journey to London from Dublin to avoid being affected by a possible flight ban because of the ash cloud Grímsvötn Icelandic volcano. That precipitation in the busy schedule of Obama has caused the president and his wife have to spend this first night in London (Monday to Tuesday) at the residence of U.S.

Ambassador, and that Buckingham Palace was not yet ready to meet the president and his wife, according to AFP. The Obamas stayed tonight at Winfield House, the U.S. ambassador's residence in London, Louis Susman. Still, the White House has emphasized that despite this change of plans, the U.S.

president's agenda in London will run unchanged. Obama and his wife Michelle will be received on Tuesday by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In the afternoon, the queen and marriage Obama plan to visit an exhibition. Then the U.S. president to visit Westminster Abbey. And at night, the Queen will offer a state banquet.

In a joint article written for the newspaper 'The Times' Obama and British Prime Minister, David Cameron, have highlighted the special relationship between the two countries. The 'Special Relationship' became 'essential Relationship', "an essential relationship." "If the U.S. and UK are held together, then our people and peoples of the world will be safer and have greater well being," both in the article written jointly.

No comments:

Post a Comment