British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande are holding their first Anglo-French summit since Hollande won power in 2012.
The immediate focus of the one day talks held at Brize Norton RAF base in Oxfordshire was on the EU, with David Cameron pressing for a change in EU treaties before 2017.
The French President said the revision of any treaties was “not a priority” for France.
The British PM wants a “more flexible” EU and it’s understood the discussion will return to Europe after the formalities of the summit are completed.
The two are set to sign a number of agreements including a 130 million euro joint investment in the latest phase of a combat drone scheme, cooperation on civil nuclear power research and a partnership on space and satellite technology.