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Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen
November 10, 2021

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met today with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.  They welcomed the revitalization of U.S.-EU ties, which has led to the resolution of long-standing trade differences as well as cooperation on ending the COVID-19 pandemic, fighting climate change, and investing in the infrastructure needs of the 21st century.  The leaders addressed the humanitarian situation on the European Union’s border with Belarus and expressed deep concern about the irregular migration flows.  They discussed our shared commitment to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.  In addition, they expressed their continued support for political and economic stability in Northern Ireland.