European Union External Action

HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the passing of John McCain

Bruxelles, 26/08/2018 - 14:22, UNIQUE ID: 180826_1
Statements by the Spokesperson

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the passing of John McCain

Senator John McCain was a respected Statesman who dedicated his entire life to public service. He was a man of integrity, principles and a high sense of duty. He was a true believer in the importance of a strong transatlantic relationship for Europe’s and the US security and prosperity and as the pillar of the rules-based global order.

It has been my privilege to cooperate with him over the years, always in a spirit of mutual respect.

We all pay tribute to him and mourn his passing but his legacy will endure.

On behalf of the European Union, I convey our heartfelt condolences to his family and the American people.