Minister Bassil called on Lancaster to continue the Army and Internal Security Assistance Program. Both men also discussed the overall situation in the Middle East.
Minister Bassil then visited the offices of CNN network in London, where he toured its sections and was hosted by Hala Gorani's talk show.
Minister Bassil also visited the British House of Commons, where he met with Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, MP Tom Tugendhat. The pair broached a number of regional issues.
The Foreign and Expatriate Minister concluded his first day in London with two interviews with the Guardian and the Financial Times.