World, Europe

Top EU official invites US president-elect to summit

EU Council head Charles Michel says in phone call, he invited Joe Biden to special meeting in Brussels next year

Busra Nur Bilgic Cakmak   | 23.11.2020
Top EU official invites US president-elect to summit

ANKARA

In a phone call, the head of the European Council on Monday invited US President-elect Joe Biden to attend a summit in Brussels next year.

"I just spoke to President-elect @JoeBiden and invited him to a special meeting in Brussels next year with #EU27. Now is the time to join forces on COVID19 climate #security #multilateralism," said President Charles Michel on Twitter.

"Let’s rebuild a strong #EU #USA alliance," he added.

Earlier this month, an EU official said Michel is planning to invite Biden to meet via video conference to discuss five main issues: COVID-19, common values and multilateralism, climate change, trade, security, and geopolitical common interests.

After media outlets declared Biden the winner of the Nov. 3 election, leaders in the EU sent congratulatory messages declaring they want to revive and strengthen EU-US ties after the Donald Trump administration weakened alliances.

Despite a global chorus of congratulations and acknowledgments that Biden is the incoming US president, Trump has refused to concede and has been pursuing legal challenges to the vote.




Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.
Related topics
Bu haberi paylaşın