The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:
Deputy Secretary Wendy Sherman spoke today with European External Action Service Secretary General Stefano Sannino. They discussed ongoing close U.S.-EU coordination to support Ukraine and hold the Russian Federation accountable for Putin’s unprovoked war and unconscionable attacks on civilians in Ukraine. The Deputy Secretary highlighted the United States’ financial commitments in responding to current Ebola outbreak in Uganda, and the two discussed the importance of coordinating prevention and preparedness efforts. The Deputy Secretary and Secretary General affirmed their continuing commitment to strengthen the U.S.-EU partnership, including to advance cooperation and coordination on the PRC. They looked forward to the next round of the U.S.-EU Dialogue on China and Indo-Pacific Consultations, which will be held before the end of the year in Washington, DC.