MIL-OSI USA: Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with European Union High Representative Borrell

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Source: United States Department of State

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission Josep Borrell to reaffirm the unique strength of the U.S.-EU partnership and to continue close cooperation on key foreign policy and security issues. They underscored steadfast transatlantic unity to support Ukraine as it defends itself against Russian aggression. The Secretary and High Representative/Vice President discussed the ongoing conflict in Gaza and the actions we are taking to increase humanitarian aid.

They also discussed our mutual interest in upholding freedom of navigation in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, as well as the importance of transatlantic unity on shared challenges with regard to the PRC, including concerns regarding transfers from the PRC that help rebuild Russia’s defense-industrial base. They discussed close cooperation on the Western Balkans and the EU. The Secretary and High Representative/Vice President discussed shared priorities for transatlantic energy security, including in view of the upcoming U.S.-EU Energy Council.

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