Biden: Winning second term 'easy, nothing to it'

By the Associated Press | February 5, 2013 | 12:31 PM EST

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden waves at members of the media as he arrives to meet British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street in London, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Biden will meet with Cameron on Tuesday and attend a meeting of the UK National Security Council on the final leg of his European trip. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

LONDON (AP) — Winning the 2012 U.S. election? It was a cakewalk, Vice President Joe Biden joked Tuesday.

Biden appeared to be in good spirits as he joined British Prime Minister Cameron for a national security meeting Tuesday at Downing Street. Cameron and Biden traded pleasantries before the meeting began.

"So you signed up for another four years?" Cameron said, referring to Barack Obama's victory in the November election.

"It was easy, nothing to it," Biden said.

He said he was "delighted" to take part in the British meeting since he spends "half my life" at U.S. security meetings.

Cameron told Biden that the gathering of British military chiefs, intelligence officials and political leaders around table was something new in Britain.

Biden and his wife, Jill, arrived in the U.K. on Monday following visits to Berlin and Paris. In Paris, Biden met with President Francois Hollande and praised the French leader's military intervention in Mali.