May 24, 2019

Speaker Nancy Pelosi on EU tour

18-19 February 2019, Brussels: After attending the Munich Security Conference in Bavaria, Germany, the 52nd Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, went on a multi-and bilateral visit to Brussels that took her to meet with NATO, Belgian and EU dignitaries. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the latter’s deputy Rose Gottemoeller met Speaker Pelosi to discuss the importance of increasing national budget towards NATO in order to succeed in the alliance’s collective defence and deterrence mission. 

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel welcomed her for a candid conversation about the global security challenges facing Belgium and the USA as well as the importance of a partnership rooted in trust to effectively combat terrorist threats.

Meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, they discussed the need for values-based leadership and the importance of protecting human rights and democratic principles, and fighting anti-Semitism. Our far-ranging meeting covered critical regional, economic and energy security questions facing Europe, and the challenges and opportunities of EU expansion.

Nancy Pelosi & Federica Mogherini – Picture by European Union.

With Vice-President of the European Commission and High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, the two dignitaries exchange views on how the USA and EU could enhance their common objective on trade and defence initiatives, human rights around the globe as well as a democratic and peaceful resolution to the crisis in Venezuela.

Speaker Pelosi was accompanied to the EU meetings by US Ambassador to the EU,Gordon Sondland as well as Senator Bob Menendez (New Jersey), and other US delegation members. 

For further information: 
Speaker Nancy Pelosi: https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/21919/

Mission of the USA to the EU (Ambassador Gordon Sondland): https://useu.usmission.gov/mission/useu/

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