Statement by the Press Secretary on the United States-European Union Summit

October 31, 2011

President Obama will welcome the leaders of the European Union to a summit in Washington, D.C., on November 28th.  The President looks forward to meeting with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, and High Representative Catherine Ashton at the White House to discuss a broad range of issues of mutual concern, including the global economy; our efforts to strengthen economic ties and growth; our joint work to support democracy and prosperity in the European neighborhood, across the Middle East and North Africa, and in other regions; our continuing coordination on Iran; and our commitment to improved transatlantic law enforcement and counterterrorism cooperation.  The European Union and the United States enjoy strong relations and partner together around the world to advance shared interests and values.  The most recent United States-European Union Summit was held in Lisbon, Portugal on November 20, 2010.