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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.