David Cameron today met the Republican candidate for US president Mitt Romney during his campaigning and fundraising visit to London.
Mr Romney told the Prime Minister he was inspired by the enthusiasm of the British people who have lined the route of the Olympic torch relay ahead of tomorrow's opening ceremony.
Mr Cameron and Mr Romney shook hands warmly as they began their talks in the White Room of Number 10.
Mr Cameron has faced questions over his willingness to have talks with an election candidate - particularly after he refused to meet Francois Hollande, the Socialist challenger and eventual victor in the French presidential election, earlier this year.
At the time, Mr Cameron's official spokesman said the "usual procedure" was for the Prime Minister not to meet candidates in elections in foreign countries.
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