Video conference of Foreign Affairs Ministers: Remarks by HR/VP Josep Borrell
June 16, 2020
Today [15 June] we have had an important Foreign Affairs Council with a video conference with the Secretary of State of the United States, Mike Pompeo.The main point of the agenda was this: transatlantic relations.
[…] We focused on three main issues: China, the Peace Process in the Middle East, and the Eastern neighbourhood, with an emphasis on Ukraine. And we discussed as a cross-cutting issue, the problem of disinformation, which is affecting the three of them – and mainly the ones related to the Eastern neighbourhood and China.We also talked about the coronavirus pandemic.
[…] On the Middle East Peace Process, we made it clear that it is important to encourage the Israelis and the Palestinians to engage in a credible and meaningful political process.
[…] I also recalled that we are organising the Brussels Syria Conference [Supporting the future of Syria and the region – Brussels conference] on the 30th of June. It will be the fourth time that we do that, and I asked for the United States’ participation.