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High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini met today with the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, together with a strong high level Congressional delegation.
In the discussions, they confirmed the crucial importance of maintaining a strong transatlantic partnership through continued cooperation and dialogue in a wide array of fields, such as trade or climate change and also human rights. They stressed the need to continue to promote the partnership and the friendship that exist between Europe and the United States.
The EU and US delegations also exchanged views on foreign policy issues and discussed the latest developments in Venezuela, the Middle East, Afghanistan, the Western Balkans, Ukraine and Russia. They also discussed the latest as regards EU security and defence policy and its complementarity with NATO.
High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini and Speaker Pelosi confirmed the importance of safeguarding multilateralism and the international rules based order in promoting democratic values.