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The leaders of Britain and the United States have spent nearly three hours in talks in Washington.
President Obama said they saw virtually eye to eye on every major challenge before them.
The British Prime Minister David Cameron said they discussed the war in Afghanistan, sustained global economic recovery and the Middle East.
But in a joint news conference, they faced questions about BP and the Lockerbie bombing, as Paul Adams reports.
The two leaders spoke with enthusiasm about their close relationship in the wide range of common interests which bind their two countries.
David Cameron and Barack Obama were peppered with questions about allegations that BP played a role in securing the release of the convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.
Mr Cameron said he and the president had had what he called "a violent agreement" on the subject.
He urged people not to confuse BP's responsibilities in the Gulf of Mexico with the Libyan bomber,
but he said his government would look again to see if any further light could be shed on the whole affair.
For his part, Mr Obama said he was confident the Cameron government would make sure the facts were known.
The British energy firm BP says it will sell businesses in Vietnam and Pakistan to help meet the costs of dealing with its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
These are the first major asset sales BP has announced since saying it would raise 10 billion dollars to pay for the spill.
A report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) says China has overtaken the United States to become the world's top energy consumer.
Vivien Marsh reports.
但是在联合新闻发布会上，他们面临BP 石油公司和洛克比空难的一些问题。Paul Adams 报道。
这是自BP 宣布筹集100 亿美元来支付石油泄漏费用以来宣布的首次重大的资产销售计划。
Vivien Marsh 报道。