U.S. President Joe Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen agreed to coordinate on issues of shared interest, including China, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and the Western Balkans. The leaders discussed this during their telephone conversation on March 5, the White House press service reports.
In his turn, Joe Biden underscored his support for the European Union and his commitment to repair and revitalize the U.S.-EU partnership.
Noting our shared values and the world’s largest trade and investment relationship, the leaders agreed to suspend the tariffs related to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Aircraft disputes for four months and to work toward resolving these long-running disputes at the WTO.
They discussed the importance of close U.S.-EU cooperation to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and enhance global health security, pursue a sustainable global economic recovery, tackle the climate crisis, and strengthen democracy.
Earlier, U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan ruled out the possibility of easing the sanctions imposed by Washington and Brussels on Moscow for the annexation of Crimea.