The British Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama, in a joint statement, vowed to 'confront' the Islamic State.
British Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack ObamaReuters

US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron met on Friday to discuss their efforts against the Islamic State (IS).

The White House, in a statement, said President Obama on Friday "welcomed the outcome of the vote and expressed his appreciation" that the UK has also joined the campaign against the militant group in Syria, Xinhua reports.

"The leaders discussed further steps that can be taken to degrade and destroy IS," said the White House statement.

Obama and Cameron "reiterated that all countries are welcome to join the existing coalition, if their political and military objectives in Syria are consistent with those of the coalition," the statement further said. 

The meeting between the two leaders comes just a day after Britain made its first strikes on the Islamic State targets in Syria. Britain's House of Commons had, on Wednesday, voted in favour of a government motion on extending British airstrikes against IS in Syria. 

PM Cameron also condoled the loss of life caused by Wednesday's San Bernardino shooting in California.

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