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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on Senior Administration Official Trip to Europe

October 05, 2021

This week, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan will travel to Zurich, Switzerland, Brussels, Belgium and Paris, France.

In Zurich, Mr. Sullivan will meet with Chinese Communist Party Politburo Member and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission Yang Jiechi. They will follow up on President Biden's September 9 call with President Xi as we continue to seek to responsibly manage the competition between the United States and the People's Republic of China.

In Brussels and Paris, Mr. Sullivan will reaffirm the importance of the Transatlantic alliance and consult on a range of shared interests. He will also debrief his meeting with Director Yang to our European allies and partners.

In Brussels, Mr. Sullivan will meet with NATO Allied National Security Advisors in the North Atlantic Council to discuss ongoing implementation of the June Summit decisions to modernize the Alliance and address a range of strategic challenges. While in Brussels, Mr. Sullivan will also meet with European Commission and European Council officials. He will be joined by Deputy National Security Advisor Daleep Singh for additional European Union meetings on trade, technology, and global economic issues.

In Paris, Mr. Sullivan will meet with National Security Advisor Emmanuel Bonne as part of our ongoing consultations on shared bilateral and regional interests, including preparations for the meeting of President Biden and President Macron in Europe later this month.

Joseph R. Biden, Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on Senior Administration Official Trip to Europe Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/352815

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