Obama to meet Cameron ahead of G8 summit

US President Barack Obama will meet the Prime Minister on Monday ahead of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland.

He will also hold bilateral talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday evening.

The Syrian conflict has been high on the world leaders' agenda, and David Cameron has said there is credible evidence that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime has used chemical weapons in "multiple attacks".

Prime Minister David Cameron with President Barack Obama at the White House in May. Credit: Chris Kleponis/DPA/Press Association Images

The White House said: "The summit and related meetings will provide the President and his fellow world leaders an opportunity to address pressing economic, political and security challenges around the globe".

The President and family will arrive in Belfast on Monday morning, where he will deliver remarks at a event to highlight the "hard work, dialogue, and institutional development" the people of Northern Ireland have undertaken to advance peace and prosperity.