Secretary Blinken and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Before Their Meeting

Secretary Blinken and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Before Their Meeting

SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, first of all, thank you.  It’s so good to see you, as always.  And very simply, for the United States, the European Union is the partner of first resort, not last resort, as we are working together around the world on some of the most acute challenges – whether it’s the conflict between Israel and Hamas; whether it’s the Russian aggression against Ukraine; whether it’s the challenging situation in Haiti – many economic opportunities and issues as well.  One of the things that we’re most grateful for is this incredibly close collaboration between the United States and the European Union.  So I’m very pleased for the opportunity, as always, to focus in on some of the challenges that are on our plates today.  And great to see you.

PRESIDENT VON DER LEYEN:  Thank you very much for meeting again.  It is wonderful to know that our friends see us on a regular basis.  I believe you have mentioned all the different conflicts, how we stand together and work on them.  But it’s also very good to see that – in past years as well – positive development that we (inaudible).  So in this sense, many thanks. 

SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Thank you.  Thanks, everyone.

Official news published at https://www.state.gov/secretary-blinken-and-european-commission-president-ursula-von-der-leyen-before-their-meeting/

The post Secretary Blinken and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Before Their Meeting first appeared on Social Gov.

United States - Social Gov originally published at United States - Social Gov

Invocation of the OSCE Moscow Mechanism to Examine Reports of the Russian Federation’s Arbitrary Detention of Civilians in Ukraine Previous post Nauru Officially Breaks Ties with Taiwan
Condemnation of Iran’s Attacks in Erbil Next post Condemnation of Iran’s Attacks in Erbil