Vice president Pence speaks out for a strong relationship with EU

Vice president Pence speaks out for a strong relationship with EU

The American president Donald Trump wants a good relationship with the European Union, according to vice president Mike Pence.

“We must be strong and united in our struggle for peace, stability and prosperity.” That message brought Pence Monday in Brussels after a meeting with EU president Donald Tusk.

Pence said emphatically on behalf of Trump to speak. He said that the US has a “full partner” of the EU in the fight against radical terrorism, even in Europe. Pence emphasized the common values of freedom, democracy and the rule of law on both sides of the ocean. He reaffirmed the “strong commitment” from the US to a “firm and solid” relationship with the EU.

In Europe, there are concerns about the relationship with the united states. Trump has described about the union comment. He said earlier that after the United Kingdom more countries the EU would be able to leave.


Tusk said to be positive about the U.s. commitments and to rely on the “irrevocable” support of the US for an undivided Europe. “Messages about the death of the West are greatly exaggerated.” After the positive declaration of Pence, “the Europeans and Americans simply do what they say,” said Tusk.

Pence spoke earlier in the morning, with EU-buitenlandchef Federica Mogherini. They see a “good basis for cooperation”. Pence also has meetings with president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, and NATO chief Jens).

Juncker said before the meeting that “the united states is a strong and united EU”. “Global stability depends on good relations between the US and the EU. We are one front.”

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Last weekend were Pence and a few American ministers present at an important veiligheidsconferentie in Munich. There spoke Pence are “unwavering” support for NATO, but about the relationship with the EU was hardly any incident. The conference chair, the German, Wolfgang Ischinger, said that it was a “non-military declaration of war” would be if Trump is against the EU would continue to express.

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