Brussels: The much-awaited EU-US summit took place in Brussels on Tuesday, 15 June, which marked the beginning of a renewed transatlantic partnership and set a joint agenda for EU-US cooperation in the post-pandemic era. The leaders committed to regular dialogue to take stock of progress.
In a joint statement following their summit, the European Union and the United States raised shared concerns on China’s human rights violations in Tibet.
The leaders resolved to lead by example at home, and to partner in the Summit for Democracy, committing to concrete actions to defend universal human rights, prevent backsliding and fight corruption.
The two sides intend to closely consult and cooperate on a full range of issues regarding China, which include elements of cooperation, competition, and systemic rivalry.
Charles Michel, President of the European Council, and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, represented the EU. President Joe Biden represented the United States.
It was the first EU-US summit since 2014 and the first visit by a US President to the EU institutions since 2017.
– Filed by OOT Brussels
The full joint statement can be read here: