Cameron, Merkel to discuss Syria, Iran

Berlin - British Prime Minister David Cameron will discuss Iran's nuclear programme, the war in Syria and an upcoming G8 summit with Angela Merkel during a two-day visit to Germany next week, a spokesman for the chancellor said Friday.

Cameron is to stay April 12-13 at Meseberg palace, the German government's guesthouse east of Berlin, returning a 2010 visit by Merkel to Chequers, the British premier's country retreat. Spokesman Georg Streiter said no news conference was scheduled.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert). Credit: AP

Britain dismayed Germany this year with its demands to claw back powers from the European Union and Cameron's vow to hold a referendum on EU membership. - Sapa-dpa