President Obama continued his state visit to the UK and spoke this morning to the British parliament. He discussed the U.S.-European alliance saying that it is a "special relationship because of the values and beliefs that have united our people."
During his 35 minute address, the President discussed the future relationship of the two countries and the need for building a new economic partnership, investing in science and innovation.
Pres. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are in England for a three-day state visit. Earlier today, he met privately with Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street for talks, which was followed by a press conference with the two leaders.
"Let there be no doubt," Obama said about Tunisia, Tehran and Tahrir Square, "our countries need to stand on the side of those who long to be free." He added, "Our patchwork heritage is an enormous strength, in a world that will only grow smaller."
During the press briefing both leaders stressed the need to "help affect change" in North Africa and the Middle East. Responding to reporters, Obama pledged not to "let-up in pressure on Gaddafi," Cameron added that "patience and persistence is key."