Cameron co-chairs UN poverty meeting

The Prime Minister wants to protect the international development budget in a time of austerity at home.

David Cameron has co-chaired a United Nations meeting in Liberia's capital Monrovia, to discuss what targets to bring in after the Millennium Development Goals in 2015.

The Prime Minister has insisted that focusing on eradicating extreme poverty should be the priority.

At the meeting's closing press conference, he defended his commitment to spend 0.7% of the UK's GDP on overseas aid.

"I am proud of the fact that Britain has kept its promises", Cameron said. "We will achieve 0.7% of our gross national income in aid as promised. And I am proud to be the PM who has helped deliver that."

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PM chairs poverty talks in Liberia

David Cameron is in Liberia to co-chair a United Nations meeting on international development targets. It is his final day of his tour of Africa, in which he has visited Algeria and Libya.