Today in Davos, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, met with U.S. President Donald Trump. This friendly exchange of views between allies at the World Economic Forum was a first opportunity to meet in person and to compare notes and positions on a number of topical issues, notably on trade, technology and energy. This was a first get-to-know-each-other meeting. Both sides agreed to meet soon in Washington to move the common transatlantic agenda forward.
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission: “It was good to meet with President Trump. Today was a good opportunity to connect personally. As a European and a committed transatlantist, it was important to me to emphasise the unbreakable bonds between our societies and economies. This common foundation builds on decades of friendship, cooperation in culture, science, business and youth exchange. I am looking forward to working with President Trump on the opportunities and challenges ahead of us. I am convinced that we can engage in a positive U.S.-EU agenda in trade, as well as on technology, energy and much more besides.”