Blinken and Borrell agree that the US and the EU look forward to the talks on China and Russia

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell this Thursday, and both have agreed that they are “interested” in the next Washington-Brussels meeting to talk about Russia and China.

That was announced this Thursday by State Department spokesman Ned Price, who, in Blinken’s words, “underscored the” importance “of US-European Union relations over time” to face common challenges “. “.

Blinken and Borrell agree that the US and the EU look forward to the talks on China and Russia
Blinken and Borrell agree that the US and the EU look forward to the talks on China and Russia

For his part, Borrell has highlighted the “good dialogue” they both have on “geopolitical issues”, in addition to closing the last fringes in the face of talks on defense and security and consultations on the state of the Indo-Pacific region.

The State Department’s statement states that Blinken and Borrell “discussed the recent events in Afghanistan” and that “they look forward to starting the high-level dialogues between the United States and the European Union on Russia and China next year. End of this year. “

Blinken also thanked Brussels “for the sustained and unequivocal support” of a “European perspective” for the Balkans and its “commitment” to accepting new member states such as Albania and North Macedonia. Both have also reiterated their support “for efforts to restore democratic order in Venezuela”.

Price has said the two heads of US and European diplomacy have shared “their concerns” about the rise in energy prices and the potential impact on global economic recovery, so they have agreed to hold a new meeting in 2022.

Blinken “reaffirmed the United States’ support for ever stronger and better performing European defense that makes a positive contribution to transatlantic and global security and is compatible with NATO,” Price said.

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