British Prime Minister David Cameron will visit President Obama on Thursday and Friday, according to the White House.
"Prime Minister Cameron’s visit highlights the breadth, depth and strength of our relationship with the United Kingdom, as well as the strong bonds of friendship between the American and British people," according to a statement issued by White House press secretary Josh Earnest.
Cameron's visit comes as world leaders are focused on the terrorist threats that Europe faces, as underscored by this week's attacks in Paris and the city's outskirts. The British prime minister is headed to Paris to join French President Francois Hollande and others in a solidarity march there Sunday.
The two leaders will have a working dinner at the White House on Thursday and a meeting in the Oval Office on Friday. "The two leaders will discuss a range of issues including economic growth, international trade, cybersecurity, Iran, ISIL, counterterrorism, Ebola, and Russia’s actions in Ukraine," the statement added.
When asked about Cameron's comment this week, Earnest declined to answer the query directly, joking, "That's a clown question, bro," a reference to a quip made by Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper. Earnest added that the two leaders have "a special relationship."