David Cameron is charging £12,000 for 'dinner and a selfie'

Xi Jinping with President Obama (REX Features)
Xi Jinping with President Obama (REX Features)

Former Prime Minister David Cameron is reportedly charging £12,000 for the opportunity to have dinner and a selfie with him in Shanghai.

The advert was posted on social media and comes as the former Prime Minister prepares to begin a new role that will see him leading a Government-backed investment initiative between Britain and China.

The former Tory leader is reportedly set to meet China’s President Xi Jinping, but he is also due to appear at an event for wealthy Chinese business leaders beforehand.

A flyer for the Shanghai International Ball and Leaders’ Forum features a picture of Mr Cameron, accompanied by the price in Chinese currency renminbi.

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His appearance comes after he was last month handed the reins to a £750 million fund for improving roads, rail networks and ports between China and its key trading partners.

During his time as Prime Minister between 2010-2016, Mr Cameron hosted President XI during a 2015 state visit that saw the pair enjoying fish and chips and a beer at a 16th century pub in Buckinghamshire.

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The cosy relations are a contrast to Mr Cameron’s apparent relationship with Barack Obama, after it was recently claimed that the former Prime Minister described the ex US President as a ‘narcissist’.

Former Cameron adviser Steve Hilton has claimed that things weren’t so rosy behind the scenes and claimed that Cameron believed Obama to be ‘self-absorbed.’

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