British PM quits foreign trips to attend EC summit

British Prime Minister David Cameron has cancelled plans to visit Japan and New Zealand this week.

Updated: Oct 24, 2011, 13:51 PM IST

London: Prime Minister David Cameron has cancelled plans to visit Japan and New Zealand this week to attend a meeting of the European Council, officials said on Sunday.
"As a European Council has been called for Wednesday, the Prime Minister has had to regretfully cancel his planned trip to Japan and New Zealand," an official working for Cameron`s office said.
The council meeting will be held on Wednesday in Brussels, where euro zone leaders will pursue efforts to agree a plan to speed up efforts to contain a deepening sovereign debt crisis.

Bureau Report