June 7, 2015 / 5:20 PM / 5 years ago

Obama - U.S. looks forward to Britain staying in the EU

U.S. President Barack Obama listens to British Prime Minister David Cameron during their meeting at the G7 Summit in Kruen, Germany June 7, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

KRUEN, Germany (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama urged Britain on Sunday to stay in the European Union because of the positive influence its leadership had on the multi-country bloc and the world.

“We very much are looking forward to the United Kingdom staying a part of the European Union,” Obama said during a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron at the G7 summit in Germany.

Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Paul Taylor

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