CAMP DAVID, Md. — President Bush and British Prime Minister John Major met here Saturday, the 48th anniversary of D-Day in World War II, to discuss the latest crises to confront the old allies.
"It's fitting that the prime minister and I meet on this historic anniversary . . . to talk about our enduring and special relationship," Bush said in welcoming Major and his wife to the presidential retreat 70 miles northwest of Washington.
The two leaders were scheduled to hold weekend talks on the Earth Summit in Brazil, as well as on the ethnic violence in Yugoslavia and aid to Eastern Europe and the states of the former Soviet Union.
Major praised the U.S. role in D-Day, the June 6, 1944, Allied invasion of Europe, saying it was the U.S. presence that enabled the war to be won.