Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with European Union Leaders

President Trump met with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker where they reaffirmed the strong bond between the United States and Europe. May 25, 2017 (White House Photo)

May 25, 2017

President Donald J. Trump met May 25th in Brussels with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. The leaders reaffirmed the strong bond between the United States and Europe, anchored in shared values and longstanding friendship.

The leaders discussed the United States’ and the European Union’s shared challenges in fighting global terrorism and protecting our homelands. They agreed on the need to work together to deepen our security cooperation in fighting ISIS, combating radicalization, and responding to other common threats. They also discussed the threat from North Korea and agreed to work together to further isolate the North Korean regime politically and economically.

The leaders agreed that the United States and the European Union should deepen our strong economic relationship. They also discussed the need to protect American and European industries against unfair competition.