MADRID, Feb. 7 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, met Friday with the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, in which he has been his first meeting since the Spanish acceded to office and in which they have mainly addressed the “most pressing global challenges”.
“Pleased to welcome the EU High Representative, Josep Borell, to the State Department today. Cooperation between the United States and the EU is necessary to address the main challenges, from 5G to the destabilizing behavior of Iran,” he said. Pompeo indicated in a message spread on his Twitter account.
Likewise, the Secretary of State has stressed that these issues are “crucial to the efforts of both parties in building a safer and more prosperous world.” In this regard, both have emphasized the relevance of making Russia and Iran “responsible for their actions,” according to the State Department in a brief statement.
“The parties have talked about the ceasefire and the return to a political process in the context of the conflicts in Libya and Syria and have addressed the cooperation established between Washington and Brussels in relation to Ukraine,” as the text states, He points out that both have expressed their support for democracy in Venezuela.
Borrell, on the other hand, has stressed in a message published in his official account on the social network Twitter that “ties at the transatlantic level remain fundamental for global stability.”
“I totally agree with Secretary Pompeo that it is crucial that the political agenda be built on mutual trust between the United States and the EU,” he said, before stating that “in the face of great challenges we are always on the same side, even when we don't agree on some things. ”
Shortly after, he met with the president of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, with whom she said she had an “important conversation about relations between the parties.” “We can succeed in dealing with the biggest challenges if we trust each other,” he said.